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NEW YORK CITY, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1921 



48 PAGES 





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:CULATORS' ALLIANCE SEEN 
WITH SINGLE BUYING AGENT 



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idicates Have Forced Outright Eight Weeks' Ad- 
vance Purchase — ^Result Has Been Heavy Losses 
—Want Scheme Like London Libraries. 



PROMS VOICED 
COUNTRY OVER 



. indications this weelt^' pointed to 
tte probability of an alliance bo- 
jtween the Ave important ticket 
apeculating concerns. 

They have been holding meetings of 
iiJLe to dkicuss some means of "get- 
ting together," either by the forma- 
tion of one corporation or confining 
their purchases of theatre tickets 
As a body instead of individually. 
j(he business problem they seek 
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CLARA SMITH HAIION 
IS mxm A PICTURE 



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S.'- STREET CAR ADS. 

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•*Brosdw«y Whirl" Hat Signs in 

New York Street Cars — Ad 

Man Interested? 



For the first time in yeara a 

Broadway attraction Is using street 

car advertising. It Is "The Broad - 

>ay Whirl," due for the Times 

Square next week. This show was 

' Jtt tour as the "Century Midnight 

ilWhirl," there being a number of 

^ebanges with the introduction Into 

we cast of Richard Carle, Blanche 

Ring and Charles Winniger. 

The signs bill th© show as a "five- 
'Ukr musical Intoxicant." with Win- 
ona Winter and Jay Gould Joined 

■ In the featuring. The Artists Pro- 
^4nclng Corp. is advertised as prt- 
ijenting the "WhirV with John 

Henry Mears having the actual di- 
rection. 

^ It is reported tliat an advert i.«;inj 
Inan is interested, as the street car 
display would ordinarily call for a.i 

■ Expenditure of several thousands 
'. . Weekly. The "Whirl" also has a 

humber of i,fanas on T.ong Isiand. 



/ SETTLED 15-YEAR.OLD SUIT 

f"' ' BuhIoii, June 1. 

.In the United States District 
Court last week a suit which had 
•««n on the docket for 15 years, 
*nd wiiich revolved around the 
yords and music of the fJospel 
Jynm. -Sweet By and By," was 
Settled. 

Mrs. Joan Webster, widow of the 

Juther of the hymn. .Joseph P. 

Webster, of Elkhorn, Wis., received 

from Oliver Di(»<ua, nuiHic pul)liyh- 

i Ws, and others, in the n*'igliborhood 

■ •.The suit was the oI<l»st on the 

^.'^Hcord-H r.f the court ami fiu of the 

iSl**"'!' witnes.seH were in at the fin- 

b j** ''''>♦' hymn, written ti;i>^e y«;irs 

P Wter th.^ linish of tJu- Civil War. 

PJJjan sold l>y Lyon & lU.ny Co.. of 

^Icajro. and following the biij C'hi- 

J*?t> Ur<. (he firm was taken over by 

"Hver Diiaou Co,, ot Uor.on. 



Oklahoma Girl of Notoriety 

Star of 10-Reeler— ^John 

Gorman Directing. 

Los Angeles, June 1. 

Despite all the difficulties placed 
in the path of Clara Smith Hamon, 
who was acquitted of the killing of 
Jake Hamon. the Oklahoma oil mil- 
lionaire, the company which is to 
present her and her storj' on the 
screen got to work Monday at the 
Warner Brothers' studio on Sun- 
set boulevard, where space liad 
been rented. 

Jolin Gorman la directing the pic- 
ture and has shown a contract un- 
der which he Is to receive $75,000 
for the Job. Gordon wrote the script 
for the picture, which is to be a 10- 
reeler, entitled "Fate." 

The Hamon project has the back- 
ing of W. E. Weathers, a Texas ol! 
man, and the picture is to take 
two months to make. The devel- 
oping and printing laboratories are 
getting extra price- to handle the 
film. Thus far about COO feet have 
been shot. Gorman says he has 

tl^rec fftrnK-r diroclori? viarklns in 
the cast, tlio names of whom are 
heinp kept secret, but it has leaked 
out that John Ince i.s plaving tin- 
lead opposite the girl. 

Andre P.arlatier is the camera- 
man. Th'^ Society of Cinemat- 
ographers has not as yet taken any 
action rec:atdincr him anc' his t;»king 
the position with the .ompany de- 
spite the sotifiy'.- thieat to expel 
any membf-r who did so. 

There is no fear thai the com- 
pany will be shy of actors, lor the 
studio olMios are svvamp.'d 
witii applicant^j fur work. 



Riot of Crime in Their 
Wake— '^PrivUege Car*' 
Described — Crooked 
Gambling Part of the 
Gamerr-AdveiVsemtints 
in Their Trade Organs 
Cited — This Week's 
News Gist. 



THOUSANDS OF CHORUS GRLS 
STRANDED IN NEW YORK CTTY 



No Work, No Money, No Resources — Few Musical 
Shows Playing— rSomf Girls Subbing— NiuliHig 
''Sunday Magazine Chorps Giri^'Tiiai^ Stxttrliei. 



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CITIES BAR THEM 



Since Variety published Its edi- 
torial, "The Sewer of Show Busi- 
ness," pointing out that the thiev- 
ing, bootlegging and tIcIous methods 
of "carnivals" are responsible for 
the ill-repute in which the profes- 
sion is held In the smaller centers, 
information to support the conten- 
tion has poured into the editorial 
room from every locality and every 
known source. 

One correspondent pointed out 
that the ill-fame of the "carnival" 
methods directly afTccts all the 
branches of amusements, as the 
backwoods legislators are In the 
majority In almost every state and 
they make laws affecting reputable 
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ALL-EQUITY STRANDS; 
AaORS GIVEN BENEFIT 



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MANN IN GARDEN SHOW. 

It wa. rt'pnried Iat«- Wt-dne-day* 
that Louis M um had been cn«age<i 
by tht' Shid.f-rt.s to enter "The Whirl 
t.f New Yurk.' due to open i\ex' 
wp»»'k at th" WinJ-T Cardan. 

The i^l.ov\ was first put out as a 
leviv-il oC The Dcllc of New York." 



Raney Stock of 1 1 People Hits 
Shoals at Petersburg, Hi. 

Chicago. June 1. 

Charles S. Hanoy of SprinRfield. 
lU.. and I.ouifl Hotterman of I..ln- 
coln. III., were the fir.st of the many 
tent .shows that startrd out of Chi- 
cago to go on the rocky .shoals. Thf 
sliow was composed of 11 people, 
and opened ni relerHl>urR. 111., May 
16. On the three days the total re- 
ceipts were $200. 

It is said that Hcftcrman loft 
(own, Iravini; everybody stranded. 
Kancy, who conducts the Ilaney 
.'^tork Company of .Spr.ngndd, 
tjuaranteed the hotfl bills, but re- 
fi:.scj to give the performers any 
S'lary or lrans;>oft;ition. ^ 

A benefit was held Thursdriy. M-'iy 
21, to ^et the actor.s out of Teters- 
burg. 

The cast is nll-Kci.uiy. ' • ' 



'tOLUES" AT $5 PER 
CAN DO OVER $32,000 

Globe's Entire Orchestra at $5 

Scale— Perhaps $1L in 

Aqencies. 

Zicgfeld's "Follies" will go into 
the Globe at $5 straight for Lhe en- 
tire lower floor. This establishes a 
new high .scale for mu.sical shows 
on Broadway-. With the tax, the 
price to the public will be $5.50, 
$1.10 over last year's top price, 
when the scale was 14 ($4.40 with 
tax). On the road the show was 
scaled at $4.50 ($4.95 with tax) In 
most of the big stands, Philadelphia 
excepted. 

«The flrst $5 top scale for Broad- 
way was Inserted at the FJmpire for 
"Clair de Lune," a non-muslcal at- 
traction and which is in its last two 
weeks. John and Ethel Barrymore 
are starred. Both shows class as 

freak allradions. The Barrymore 
play was predicted to slump, and 

though the scale Is still in effect, 
the business is but 40 por cent, of 
the IJmplre's capacity. 

When tho "Follies" wafl aimed for 
I he Globe tho houso was .scaled at 
$3 for tho first 15 rows. Since tlien 
it was decided to include- tlio entire 
flr.st fToor, which hafl 19 (^w? for a 
(oi*ar of f»7r <-Tat»3. r.y ^rr t'itAntf ihfS' 
house can got $190 more fol* each 
porforni.Tnce. the balcony sriic also 
being revised. 

Tho f\vHt scaling gave the house a 
capacity of |.'51,r)0ft, but the new ar- 
rangement nendH the figure above 
$32,000. The actual price the public 
will pay for "Follies" tickets at the 
Globe is up to the agencioH, wher ^ 
the minimum rate will b^ $6.10 (at 
r*0 renl.s advance). The probabilities 
are for a charge of $10 for choice 
seal.s at the agencies. 



IRISH AMERICAN ROSE 



The fallacIousneAs cC the Sun- 
day magazine pampered and 
petted chorus girl, with her 
apartment on Rivorsido' drive, 
he«r motor, her rctinua of highly 
skilled servhnts. was revealed this 
week when it became known that 
between 2,000 arid 3»000 chorUs .glrla 
are out of work in New Yorlr city. 
The unemployment, entailing des- 
perate harU»hip8 for most of tho 
girls, is at its highest peak it. years, 
with little prospect oi relief during 
the summer months or the com- 
mencement of next season, accord- 
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PRESIDENT^ND LEE KIOS. 

Mr. and Mrs. Harding Greet Chil« 
drtn Outtida Thaatra. 



Washington, June I. 

Preslde^nt ilarding, for the third 
time since ha has l>een the chief of 
the Whita House, attended Keith's 
Monday night. Jana and Katherine 
Lee. the picture kid headliners, 
playing a return date at the theater, 
were recognized In the crowd out- 
side of the theater by Mrs. Harding 
while the presidential party were 
leaving the lobby after the show. 

Mrs. Harding threw them a kiM 
and called the PrcHidefiL's at trni ion 
to the young.stor.s. The Prenidcnt 
went over to them, shook tlir»lr 
hands, commented on their jict, 
wished them good luck .and present- 
ed them with his program, inviting 
them to come to the White Ilouxo 
to have It autographed. President 
Harding's Interest in vaudeville 
.seems to be even greater than that 
6T Tfie rofrtier 7»tfsi.'rtint--';ms<>rt. - 



GALLI-CURCI RE-FEATURED. 

Diva 8a!d to Be Planning Rotrousta 
Nose. 



COLONEL PATTEE IS 7V. 

Colonel John A. Pattee clo.s«l hi.** 
vaueb'ville season at Ilacine. Wis., 
And will celebrate liis 77th bir(h<lay 
at his old home In New B(»Hton. 
n<;jr !>• tioit. Hii* wife, .sIste-T, chll- 
dreti. grandciuUiren, groat -J5> and- 
<hil«lre'n anel many friends will help 
him celebrate. 



The famous nose of Amelita 
Galli-Curoi, almost' as familiar to 
the opera, concert and newspai»or- 
readlng public as her priceh^Hi 
throat, may undergo sor^c revision. 

It became known to a few insid- 
ers this week that the diva bad 
consulted a facial expert \7ith a 
view toward a semi- surgical re- 
shaping oC her Koman nose into 
.S(>me*thing ine»re on tlie CSreciun 
or Saxon order. She ha.s a pro- 
nouncedly prominent nose, - iid t<» 
be ot tho type exlreiin-ly admired 
In Latin cotintrie.% but not ro^.tid- 
<'d as t!»e "pofnilar** nose in Amer- 
ica and nngland. 



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F^riday; June S, 1921 



IN PARIS 

By E. C. KENDREW 



Mnie 
drid to 



KtMuhitrtU is RoiiiR to Ma 
aj>iHar in "JJanid ' With 
LiOMia Vt-nifuiJ, iho i\u\hur. who will 
personally hold a vole in his piece at 
the sHiv. of hJH wifo'.ri Mian»ln>otl(Cr. 
According to present arrangeriients 
the pront tragedienne will sail for 
New York in Decomber. 



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It is probable that al fresco danc- 
ing resort of Harry Pilcer, now 
closed, will be reopened this sum- 
mer by Poiret a.s a theatre. Pilcer, 
If he does not return to the I7nited 
States this fall, may be seen iu a 
piece at the I'otiniere. 

The week's performance of Serge 
de Diaghillew's Russian balletA at 
the CJaite, prior to their appearance 
at the Princes' in London for C. B. 
Cochran (who Wais In Paris when 
th^ troupe openecH, tlicited much 
Interest as usual. The novelty Is the 
addition of some Spanish dancers 
"With the Russians. They are im- 
pressive as gitanos in an Andalusian 
tavern, the rhythm of castagnettes 
and guitars accompanying the steps. 
These newcomers comprise the 
beautiful Dalbaicin, Rojas, La Ru- 
bia, Mlnarlta and Tejero. from Se- 
ville. Another feature is "Chouf 
of the Buffon, by Serge Prokotleff, 
'Who prides himself on having 
formed another school, lie person- 
ally conducts and gets plenty of ap- 
plause from those who do not un- 
derstand his work. The cubic scen- 
ery of Larionff caused a sensation. 
The music is certainly original and 
very technical. Prokofleff has tried 
originality and not sought inspira- 
tion in popular melodies of the style 
of Borodone and Rimsky Korak. 
Person.iUy I prefer the popular mel- 
odies, and frankly confess I fall to 
appreciate Le Sacre du Printemp.s 
by Stravinski in spite of the chore- 
graphic talent of Lydia Lopokova. 



Cavenrau. June 4, 



, Paris,, May IX. • \ 
7 and 12, prior to 



her return to the United States. 



"Claudine 9- Paris," by Luvcy, 
from ilie novel of Willy and Mmc 



Colette, has been revived 
Theatre Marjal, with Mile, 
in the title role, which she 



. at the' 

Polaire 

created. 



"La Folle Nuit," three-act 
tnme farce by Felix CJandcra 



cos- 

and 

Mouezy Kon, invidenlal music by 

Marcel Pollet, whi<\h had a good 

run at the Theatre Edouard VII, has 

. been revived at the Dejazet, with 

j.Touvenet, Fenonjoia and Mile. Pas- 

' caline. 



Negotiations are in hand for the 
creation of a tragedy on the subject 
of "Boedecla," by Abel Rubi, at the 
Theatre de la Gaite, middle of June. 
The initial performance will be 
given as a gala for Verdun. The 
lead« will probably be held by Albert 
Lambert as the Roman general and 
?tflle. Janine Zorelli as the warrior 
queen. • 



"Fedora," the four-act drama of 
Victorien Sardou, has tfeen revived 
at the classical Odeon. 





Alhambra, Paris, program, May 
28: Reynolds-Donegan, skating 
troupe; Francardi, Rivers and Sul- 
livan. Mile. Doria, George Ross, 
Wer(l9 Brothers, Carmen Delilde, 
Meriel, Angel Brothers, Florimondes, 
Jean and Jacques. 



News from Vienna 
Richard Strauss will 
series of concerts in 
States next fall. 



states that 

conduct a 

the United 



M. Soulier, who direct the Theatre 
Mogador for J. Gould, considered he 
owed the Perisians a novelty, so he 
mounted the musical version of Al- 
fred Capua' charming comedy. "La 
Petite Fonctlonnaire," nrrani^ed by 
the late Xavier Roux, with a charm- 
ing score by Andre Messager. Un- 
fortunately this mu.sical comely will 
not reverse the ti.lc flowing against 
the MogaJor. 



"Pan, Pan, I'Art Bib." is the title 
of a revue by Jack Cazol mounted 
at the Noctambules cabaret. An- 
other Sorel skit. 



At the Anibassadeurs Oscar Dii- 
frenne has taken on the two -act 
operetta, "Le .Mariage d'Hakouma," 
by Lucien Hoyer and Btaille-Henri. 
which was created at the Concert 
Mayol. 



A two-year loase has been signed, 
which Raphael Beretta has ob- 
tained for the Apollo. 



The prognostic of Variety has 
come true. After a short run of the 
"Be'le Journee," which hns not re- 
corded many good nigiits at the 
newly inaugurated Theatre des Nou- 
veautes, the evergreen "Phi- Phi" 
has been revived at this little house 
under the Cinema Max Linder. 



Yvetle Guilbert will give three 
performancf'S in Paris at the Salle 



Sarah Bernhardt is considering 
the production of a piece signed 
Maurice Rostrand (son of the poet 
Edmond) in October, prior to her 
departure for New York. The title 
of young Rostand's play is "La 
Gloire." Bernhardt proposes first 
making a tour in Spain, in "Daniel." 



6REACtt.CpS|^ H300 

Harry |yiu$groYe Company 
Convictedl of JrreBularities: 

Sitting In ibf original JuH««dlc- 
tion side of the lligh Court of Aus- 
tral a today the Chief Justice 
(Sir Adrian Knox), gave final 
Judgment in'the claim of the Min- 
ister for Customs against Austral- 
ian Films, Ltd., and Harry* Mus- 
grove. for penalties in respect of 
breacheJi of Customs Act, bearing 
on the iniportatlon of arc lamps 
and the expoftftUvn of cinemato- 
graph lilms. /, , . 
..The Chief .tustice in giving his 
final Judgment, said that the, cQiji- 
pany had admitted that in respect 
of claimjJ for drawback on the ex- 
port of certain lilma it had com- 
mitted offence!* in respert cff the 
films "Diamond from' the Sky," 
"Square Deal,'' "Little Brother" 
and "A Journey to Nowhere." 

"I find," said the Chief Justice, 
I "that none of the offences so 
charged was committed with in- 
tent to defraud the revenue." 

The Judge however, convicted the 
company of each of 24 offences, and 
having regard . "to the careless- 
ness displayed by the employes of 
the company," he imposed a pen- 
alty of Jt'i5 for each offence— £360. 
The company, the Judge went on, 
also admitted that in connection 
with the importation of arc lamps it 
had committed offences. He convict- 
ed the company of these offences, 
and found that eac;h of them was 
committed with intent to defraud 
the revenues, and he convicted thp 
company of such intent and im- 
posed a penalty of .£75 on each of 
the six offences — £150. 

The defendant Harry Miisgrove. 
said the Judge, had admitted that 
he had committed offences In re- 
spect of claims for diawback on 
the export of filinn mentioned and 
he was convi ted and fined £10 on 
each of the eight charges — £80. It 
was not contended that any of the 
offences were committed by Mus- 
grove with in(<nt to defraud the 
revenue. In all the penalties 
amounted to £890. 



IN LONDON 

By IVAN P. GORE 



London, May 15. 

Marjorie Gordon plays the part in 
"Nightie Night," originally played 
by Eveljtn Laye. ftOw leading won^ao 
In '^Mary" at the Queens. 



The London County Council, 
arbiters of theatrical destiny, have 
instructed the Theatres and Music 
Halls Committee to report whether 
with a view of abolishing or mini- 
mizing queues, It should be a con- 
dition of the licenses of places of 
amusement that a system of book- 
ing to all parts of the hou.se be in- 
stituted. Many houses already book 
all seats; but it is doubtful whether 
some managi^rs wliriook with favor 
upon the innovation If it corties into 
beihgi a long and swollen queue 
being one of the best advertise- 
ments a show can have. 



Despite railway, conditions, which 
are every day becoming worse, and 
reports of disastrous business in 
the provinces, there appears to be 
no dearth of heroically inclined 
managers who are going into the 
country to ''try out" shows before 
bringing them to London. Bernard 
Hishin starts a tour of "Three's a 
Crowd," "Prior To," etc., and Allan 
Mllton Is doing the same with "All 
in Good Time," of which he is 



author - producer - manager. H« 

opens at the Palace, RamKgale. 



So, after ail, the publi.Mtv given 
to the sale, trie Empire anJ the ad- 
Joining Qucen'.^ hotel rfm.ain i)n- 
Bold. At th^ "public auction not a 
single bid was made, the lots being 
accordingly withdrawn. The few 
present seemed to overlook the fact 
that the sale was without reserve. 

The first enemy play to be pro- 
duced openly in London — of course 
several that are highly successful, 
although camouflaged — will be the 
Austrian, "The Gypsy Princess," the 
music of which is by Kallman. This 
is due at the Prince of Walts. The 
Stage Society is also preparing "ft 
German play, "The Race with ttaf 
Shadow," by. \\;ilhelm von i 
for production at the <?ourt. 



R. H. Lipdp, who has h^en private 
secretary to Drury Lane during tw 
whole run df Arthur Collins* con* 
nection with the theatre, Is leaving: 
after 22 years' service, but wiW 
still continue in association with hU 
chief. C. F, Taj'lor is also going. 
He Joined during the Sir Augustus 
Harris regime and became financial 
secretary. His c*onnection with th« 
historic house extends o\er thirty^ 
two years. ^ 



J.icques Copeau intends opening 
a branch in Brussels of his Vieiix 
Colomblcr Theatre, next winter, 
when M. Delaltre will be In charge. 



CIGALE'S SUMMER POHCY. 

Paris, June 1. 
Raphael Flateau will resume the 
management of the Ciajale next 
season. It is under the temporary 
management of Varnier and Sig- 
nerin, who will mount there during 
the summer an operetta by Octave 
Sremieux with Jeanne Mealy and 
Henry Jullien. 



Pasquier at Cirque de Paris. 

' Paris, June 1. 

Georges Pasquier has left the 
Cirque Medrano. He will be ad- 
ministrator with the Cirque de 
Paris, wh^ch is to reopen next sea- 
son as a circus under new manage- 
ment. 



Swedish Ballet's Return. 

Paris, June 1. 
The Swedish Ballet returns to Jie 
Theatre Champs Ely.see June 3. 



CARNIVALS CAUSE HAVOC. 

(Continued from page 1) 



EXCHANGE ATTRACTIONS. 

Paris, June 1. 
"The Pink Lady" is migratirg 
to the Theatre Nouveautea from 
the Bouffes, while "Phiphi" is quit- 
ting the Nouveautes and reluming 
to the Bouffes June 4. 



SAILINGS. 



VOITERRA'S NEW REVTO, 

Paris, June 1. 
Jacques Charles is mounting a 
new revue at the Cd.s!no for Vol- 
terra to open in the middle of June 
with Nina Myra,! ,and Maurice Che- 
valier. ,. . 



*'King Solomon^ Jr." Abroad. 

London, June 1. 
Fred Duprez has scfured the 
lOngljsh rights to the Dan Kup«f M 
►kit, . "KiJio; Solomon, Jr." played 
iU Amfii<.\ l,y I'sjiuklyn Ard« ;] and 
Co. He will shortly present it h« rt 



June 22 (New York for London) — 
Hershel Henlere, Sybil Vane, Rlgo- 
letto Brothers, Watson .Sisters. 
Moran and Mack, Ted Healey 
(Olympic). 

June 14 (New York to London) — 
John P.arrymore, E. Lyall Swett, 
Yvette Riigel (Aquitania). ^ 

June 4 (New York to London) — 
Max Silver, general manager of the 
Charles K. Harris Music Co.,, on a 
six weeks' business trip to include 
Paris and Berlin (Olympic). ' • • , 

June 4 (New York to London) — 
Princess Wah Lctka (Olympic). 



and respectable theatricals on a 
basis of their opinion of the in- 
dustry as absorbed from "carni-j 
vals," which are these days almost' 
the only human entertainment that 
reach the hinterlands. 

Others wrote in of further un- 
savory methods. Several described 
the "Privilege Car," not as new as 
the "First, Second and Third De- 
gree" detailed in Variety's editorial, 
but still illuminating to those not 
in close toucli with the touch-and- 
go and the tip-and-toss. One letter 
says: 

"The 'Privilege Car* Is sometimes 
called the 'Wet Car.' It Is owned 
by the owners of the carnivals and 
wages alike against concessionaires, 
employees, roustabouts and outside 
come-ons. It is supposed to be the 
car (or auto or wagon) carried to 
.sell performers refreshments. These 
days practically every wet car is 



a bootlegging Joint on wheels and a 
gambling Joint — a crooked one at 
that — with house dealers serving 
up faro, stud. and craps, dishing up 
the pasteboards from top and bot- 
tom, the dice loaded, the wheels 
nxed. 

"Dralers are instructed to 'hook' 
certain performers who are needed 
and who may Jump a contract if 
not kept broke and in debt. The 
minor followers never have a dollar 
from payday to payday, keeping 
flat all the time by virtue of the 
wet car and its lures and wil*^s. 
Colored men line up beside the 
white's — if they have a dime. 

"iiiach wet car has several shils 
and workers of both sexes in the 
grounds to steer yokels against it, 
who receive ten per cent, of the 
grift. A flat spin-wheel with ten- 
cent shots at prizes is almost uni- 
versal this season. The layout runs 
to brass watches, stick pins, alarm 
clocks and phonf'v Jimcracks gen- 

terally. If a victim sizes up as 
. though he has a bankroll they pro- 
duce valuable prizes and egg bim 
into dollar and even five -dollar 
shots. 

"The surest proof of the fact that 
carnivals and third-rate circu-ses 
use and need crooked dice, marked 
cards, trick wheels and the like, 
can be found in the pages of the 
organs of the trade, which are as 
loaded with ads for swindling jiara- 
phernalia as the dice are loaded 
with dynamite. If carnivals aren't 
rotten with cheaters, why should 
the manufacturers of cheaters' de- 
vices seek the carnival customers?! 
They thinly disguise their ads to 
read 'For Magic Purposes' and *Td 
Expose Crooked Gambling.**' 

In this week's grist of carnival 
news appear the following Items: 



«■ 
-It 
and working with a carnival per- 
former, died here as the result j^ 
what she confessed was an illegs^ 
operation. ■,^ 

. w 

Parkersburg, W. Va.— Boyd V\iy 
an attache of a carnival troupe, wjftl 
arrested and iVrted for assault and 
battery after a fracas on the lot, 

• ' ■ •.;«■ 

Charleston, W. Va. — Mrs. Mar.y 
Bowen attached the carnival com- 
pany, charging damage to her 
property through tacking of signs, 
strewing waste, etc. 



.ii 

Peoria, 111.— Dorothy Hunt, H, 
known as 'The Lampshade Git%** 
wife of Harry Devore, carnival per- 
former, swallowed poison and died 
instantly because her foimer hui- 
band, who had agreed to come Ivere 
to meet the show, failed to do so. 



Charleston, W. Va.— Afirr the de- 
parture of a carnival, the city coun- 
cil met and voted that no carnival! 
bo permitted to show here. 



Warren, Ohio — Mayor McBrlde 
has announced that no permits will 
be Issued to carnivals, on grounds 
that they corrupt the young, fleece 
the community and endanger the 
health, morals, safety, prosperity 
and good name of the city. 



Blue Island, 111. — The Morgan Park 
Business Men's Associ^ion voted 
down a carnival asking a UccnM 
on grounds that the influence was 
bad for the town, especially so for 
the several hundred boys in the 
M. P. Military Academy, where the 
teachers report that after a carnival 
the boys are unmanageable and It 
takes them months to get over th« 
damaging influences of this unde- 
sirable type of visitation. 



Cincinnati, O. — Members of th« 
Campbell County Ministerial Asso- 
ciation adopted resolutions protest^ 
ing against a carnival scheduled 
here (Metropolitan Shows). A li- 
cense had been already granted. 
Mayor Hermann .said the matter of 
repealing the prdinance permitting 
carnivals bere will be laid before 
the commissioners. , '. 



in the 
ICrnest 



halls, in 
Kdtlsten; ■ 



asfsociation with 



"Ingenue" Revised. 

Paris. June 1. 
A revised version of •'Inginnc .'* a 
thrf e-a»t comedy by Cliarlcs M« re 
«nd Clignoux based on Voltaixs 
»»tory, opened at the Theatre t^apu- 
<-ines May 31 undf r Edmund Hez* s' 
tcmr<^'«^''y nianagrjiir-nt. 



Miss Janis Here in Fall. 
' Pftris. June 1. 

Hisio Janis will renin in h< "e ovrr 
iVie summer, rct'i'n'rting to X« w York 
in Srp'ttmber, prior to h^r world 

tour. ■ . 

■ ♦ * ■ • '" , , ' » '% ■■ • 

'' Jeknnc Eagels in Pans. , 

Paris, June 1. 
Jeanne Ka^-^^s Vtas arr.v. d i»i 
Palis for a slMippinti lour iind \\^V< 
ic the thcatie*. 




Cleveland. Ohio— Two gun battles 
occurred at Luna Park where a 
carnival show brought In a gang 
o^lJisrepu tables. Two of them shot 
a citizen in an attempt to hold him 
up outside a tent, in the dark. An- 
other woundf'd Harry MrCralh. city 
dance-hall inspector, who ord« r. d 
a ."Days of •49" dance in a tent 
.stopped on gi'oniulH of ind<'cency, 

(Nuf— Til'.' ;i)ii.v^ of '49' i.'i.krt 
>\a.« exposed I'n'tik- Vurir'-ry'Vi'filoriaT " 
in detail.) ;• •• . 



Erie, Pa. — After a carnival ba* 
played here and liad bilked the town 
and even cheated public oflflcials*©* 
promised pasges, a resolution w&i 
introduced in the council to raise 
carnival licenses w> $000 a day» 
making it prohibitive. . ; 



Franklin, Ky.— The cnun.j: pas-sCd 
an ordinance raising caroival 
licenses 2.'tO pfT Cf ut. in the 
ke^'ping such enterprises 



hop€ of 

out €>t 






ParUrrshnrcj, W. V.«.. — A 
tion of hading citizens appeared 
I'efore the county court and de- 
manded that a license granted the 
Zeidni.'in and Ptil'if Show hf re- 
Tlie. yourt luomiscd to 



Crest on, 
C«»mmeree 



In.— The 
has ijone 



s"'in«Ud. 
comply. 



promised 

h,:'y ' ■ '?■■■.' 



bitterly 
lown. 



opposi d to 



Chamber of 
on record as 

I'll iv ;'.!!¥ I" the 



I 



Cadiz, 

Ixiy who 
I'ori igibl«\ 
burglary, 



/JA/^DIfSC I'n OC'T li 



Ol 



Ohio-r Jiinifis Kjjwaid«, a 

b;id b« « n arr»^ted as in- 

, ;ifl«r Ii' Jiig oh.iigf d »viih 

w;is an* sted here with 

the.Rhoda IIo\al .<lio\v. 

benville j^yrmts • have 



police thai their 
!iad run away 
joined this out lit. 



sons, 
from 



Two Steu- 
wirtd the 
l.'j and 16. 
l!oni»j and 



Danvillo, I'tl. — Edna J.i< k-^on Awi--- 
ttn, onre a Chi^aj-O .society girl, 
but more fo^nlly travdinff. liViPg 



Alliany, N. Y.— Th*^ city councJl 
of Watervlirt, X. Y., .May 31 rf fused 
to grant a permit to the Beacon 
Aniusrment Co. for a street carni- 
v;il. Councilman Jame.s SambroolC 
drrinr<d, in tinning <lown Xhr re- 
fpMst of the amus« mitit eompanyi 
that since proprietor.^ of Waters li^t 
l»i«turt' th.ratr^s are not p« rinittc'l 
to opfn .Sund,»y an«l must d*iive 
til* ir income from .-ix nights '>'^ the 
w»»'k, he did not think it fair to 
allow an outside concern to com- 
pete ngrtinitt them ^t a »;* ason when 
profits ar*} redu » d by outdoo: at^ 
tractions. 



Matt Gra^i 

las* u< » k. 



r*:'tvi! j)*d. :o 



IV ♦. w 



TO! 11 



IMl 





iTAUDEVILLE 



SSGSiZ 



m PLAYERS TURNS FOR 
BETTER ; AWAIT LOEW DIVIDEND 



flieatre Slock Joins Group in Which Payments for 
Next Quarter Are Regarded with Uncertainty — 
Film Co. Trims Sail in Production. 



Famous Players stock took a turn 
^g the better In the morning trad- 
er Wedrfesday, while Loew sagged 
Ej, below 14. close to its extreme 
ETdC last week. The old pool in 
^^fllm issue appeared to be active 
iiain. preparing for the expected 
Ltement for the January -March 
ter, while the theatre circuit 
all appearances had been put 
^ the market group of stoclts in 
ich the directors are about to 
action on the next dividend. 
i'Kothing has come out in an offl- 
way to indicate what the posi- 
of the Loew board will be 
a disbursement in July, 
week men close to Marcus 



the public Is not concernqa in the 
present market movement. 

Orpheum was Inactive in all three 
markets in which dealings are car- 
ried on. Around 1,000 shares 
changed hands within a fraction of 
25 at which price it was put out. 

For the first time in nearly a 
month trades In Goldwyn came out 
on the Curb, 1,400 shares being sold 
Tuesday at 4 and 3%. the latter a 
new low price since its flotation. 
Nothing In the newa explained the 
new levef. Goldwyn is understood 
to have engaged in a deal with 
Italian producers from which good 
profits is expected. It may be that 
the new turn in the tariff situation 
iti Washington may have had some 
part in the stock marlcet twist in 




HART SUES KETTH'S, 
ASKING MDllONS 



Brings Action Under Sher- 
man Law and Clayton Act 



Bpoke optimistically, but since ! Qoldwyn. 



m the tone has changed and they 
m are scrupulously noncommittal. 
, nearly as can be Judged the di- 
^tors themselves have not arrived 
.: a decision on the payment, and 
wUl be guided by events between 
IK»w and the next meeting, soon 
after the middle of June. 
,. The whole market 'just now Is 
Juuiging nervously upon dividend 
action among the industrials. On 
Tuesday alone four Industrial con- 
eems listed on the Exchange pas-sed 
their payments, among them being 
several deferred dividends on senior 
ftockfl. Pierce Arrow was one, the 
preferred dividend, which is cumu- 
lative, going over as "a measure to 
conserve resources during a period 
tf stress." as one of the directors 
#«t it This action, of course, un- 
■ittled the whole list and the Pierce 
^row common diopped to 21%, just 
^aJf its mark at the high of the re- 
cent bulge. The common cannot 
participate in profits until the pre- 
ferred pa>-ment, unpaid for the cur- 
tent period, has been made up. Sev- 
«ral of the other motors cut prices 
•D their product and a sales "war" 
airpeared to l)e in prospect. As an- 
other disturbing factor, unfavorable 
Nports continued to come from the 
•teel mill centers, and all the stocks 
in that division were low. United 
States Steel common going below 7J. 
Such a situation was made to or- 
der for professional bears and they 
made the most of It. Apparently the 
shorts had the situation pretty well 
analyzed last week. Friday, with a 
three-day holiday in prospect, they 
iold freely right up to the close all 
over the list. Nothing happened 
.. Inarket wise over Memorial day to 
Influence sentiment one way or the 
* Other, but on the reopening Tuesday 
ths bears seemed of the same mind 
tad sold more. There seemed to l>e 
some show of resistance in Famous 
Players during this presHure. and 
the stock was held around 70. Wed- 
hesday morning It touched Its low 
at 69, but during the scicond hour 
iggresslve buying appeared, the ftrnt 
demonstration on the ronntrurtlve 
•Ide. This Issue appeared to be 
*»retty well sold up. for It took only 
half an hour of. pool buying to move 
the price more than 2 point « up to 
. tl^. 

Famous Players' next dividend Is 
but of the way and the company 
appears to be commStt«'d to a i)oll«y 
of economy In all iMrevMoun. The 
Long Island City studio is oi>*T:iting 



It appears to be plain that the 
prospecl of a high tariff on film im- 
portations la not to the liking of 
the big American produi-ers. One 
market commentator goes ao far as 
to assert that the while campaign 
of short selling In ftlnv stock is bastd 
on the belief of market oi>erator8 
that the establishment of high 
duties on picture Import.s will have 



MISS GLAD MOFFATT 

<'Tho QIad 8i nger of Glad eongs" 

(BUllng Registered) 
NO CENSORING NEEDED HERE. 
MH. ALBEE! 
"Miss Glad Moffatt. The Glad 
Singer of Glad Songs' srems to be 
appropriately named. Miss Moffatt, 
a newcomer here, upholds the dig- 
nity of her sex with a cycle of glad- 
some songs in which cleaniinest 
?oes hand in hand with their tuno' 
ulness. That, probably, together 
with her bewitching personality, ac- 
counts in a large measure for the 
hearty ovation she got yesterday 
and the demand of her heurerr for 
more finally resulting in two curtain 
calls." 

—San Antonio "Exprese,"* April 

25. 1921. 

Coming East Next Week (June 6>. 
Temple. Detroit. 

Personal direction. HARUV WEBER 



nXUSIOK CONTROVERSY 

p. T. Selblt and Horace CJoldin 
are in the throes of a controversy 
over the Illusion, "Sawing Through 
a Woman." P. T. Selblt who Is 



working In England and was con 
duties on picture Import.s will have j ^^^^^ ^n^ ..The Spirit Palnlingi!." 
a serious effect upon the foreign hj^h showed over here some years 



profits of American manufacturers, 
because Europe will reply to Amer- 
ican protective legljilatinn with re- 
prisals in kind. 

The Kummary of trar»«rti'-in« May 29 to 
June I, Inclu-'ivt, Is •■ (ollows; 

STOCK EXCHANGE. 

ThurjKlay— Bale*. High l>ow lASt. 



liVt 



78 

25 Vi 



ItVfc 14>4 

C9\4 70 

S.% Hi 

14H 14% 



Fam. IMay-L.. IIW 
Loew, Inc 26100 

Friday— 
Fam. IMay-L... 8000 

Do: pf 100 

Jjoevr, Inc 4200 

Orpheum 500 

Saturday— Holiday. 

Monday— Holiday. 

Tutsflay— 
Fam. Play-L.. IWM) 

L.oew, Inc 68^K> 

Orpheum 800 

Wednesday — 
Fam. Play-L.. 4000 

Loew. Inc 44P)0 

OrDbeuoa a*j0 

THE 

Tueaday— Bales. Hish. Low. La*t 
Goldwyn 1400 4h» 8% 8% 

Wednesday— 
Ooldwya 400 4\i, Z\ 3% 



rh«. 

-r % 

—1 

-^ % 
+ \4 



which showed over here nome years 
ago. claims to have first produced 
the Illusion at the Maskelyne theatre 
in December. 1920. 

Horace Goldln goes more Into dc 
tall In his answer to the charge, 
claiming to have had the lilea since 
1906 and also stating he has. sold 
the Idea to several different partleM 
for shows, revues, etc. As far back 
as 1911 Goldln shows where he pro- 
duced "Vivisection." a similar Idea 
In one of the Moss theatres In 
{ England. 



Alleging he has been damaged to 
the extent of HJRO.OOO, Max Hart, 
vaudeville agent, who was barred 
from booking privileges in the 
Keith office last November, brought 
an action in the Federal District 
Court last Friday against the Keith 
Vaudeville Exchangm Orphsum 
Clroult, Excelsior Collection 

Agency, Inc., and E. F. Albee, J. J. 
Murdock, F. F. Proctor, Morris 
Meyerfeld. Jr., Martin Beck, Frank 
Vlnc< nt, Harry Jordan. Reed Albee, 
Maurice Cloodman and Harry Oug- 
ler, doing business as the Vaude- 
ville Collection Agency, In whlc:i he 
asks |5,2G0,000 at triple damages In 
accordan-Ti) with the provisions of 
the Sherman law. 

The Hart suit l« brought under 
the provisions of the Sherman law 
und Clayton act, Hart alleging. In 
effect, tho di'fendants conspired to 
destroy his business, and asking 
that thfy («le fend ants) be restrained 
from continuing their alleged un- 
lawful acts. 

The Mult IM Kwierally similar to the 
H. H. Marlrielll suit, with the ex- 
ception that, the Hart a^itlon 
UHks that the defendants be 
ntetralne<l and enjoined during the 
pindency of the ac<lon and forever 
afterwards by an Older and In- 
junction of the court "from In any 
v,.tf Interfering with the plaintiff 
(Hart) In the conduct of hla busi- 
ness of booking vaudeville a/'ts." 
If t(Ti-ti tills meufis also that Hart 
i.^ applying to the Court to prevent 
Keith olllce. Orpheum Circuit 



NELSON AND CHAIN SPLIT. 

Iddie Neltofi Taken by •hubarta 
from Panchon-Maroa •ha'ws 

On the strength of his ahowtng 
In the Fanchon- Marco Hevua, lflddl« 
Nelson haa been given a oontraot 
by the Bhuberta for a produotloa 
next season. Because of tha ar« 
rangement the team of Nelson an4 
Chain will separata at the end o< 
the show's season. Dell Chain waa 
offered a oontraot by tha iShuberti 
also, they atatlng he was not to b« 
used In the same show as NelsoAt 
Chain held off signing. Nelson an4 
Chain were In tha Fanohon-Maro« 
show last season. They withdrew 
and played vaudeville • until tha 
show arrived In Chicago thlg 
spring, joining the revue there. 



DIYOROnrO VAT BURVS. 

Hermose Jose (Burns and J(»sa) 
haa begun divorce proceedlnga 
against her dancer-husband, NathMl 
Itirnbttum (profeaslonally Nai 
Burns), on statutory grounds. If. 
8. Hechhe'mer la noting for Mlaa 
Jose. 



BARITpVE A BELLHOP. 

Byracuse. June 1. 
Blmon Goremica, Itusslan bari- 
tone with "Errolnle," is working aa 
a bellhop at Ithaca, seeking sufA-* 
clent funda to permit him to take a 
summer course at the Conservatory 
of Music thera. 



the 

etc-, from refusng to book aeis with 

him diiitng the pendency of the 

a<'tion. 

Mr. Hart's attorneys mrm Epp-' 
blein &. Axman. The answer to the 
Kiili hy the defendants named Is 
due June 16. 



70^ 6»»i 
14^ 14 

71*i C9 

14 ',4 13% 
'.r^k, 26>4 

CURB. 



14«t 

14>4 
25 S4 



- % 

- ^ 

- % 

-»- Ml 
+ % 

Chr- 

- 14 



FRANK TINKET'S AILMENT. 

Frank Tinney was operated upon 
at the American Hospital. Chicago, 
for bone softening, a disease from 
which his mother died and which 
Tinney believes was caused by his 
repeat€-d stage falls in "Tickle Me." 

Dr. Max Thorex. who operated, 
said the comedian was resting 
easily. 

KALIZ'S PUBLICITY STUHT. 

Milwaukee, Ju^e 1. 
Armln Kallz at the Majestic, 
with the co-operation of loral news- 
papers, offered lo<al talent a 
chance to get on big time vaudeville. 
After nnetving many inquiries, be 
piclu'd two girls, both 18 years old. 
for an a«!t he Is to produce In the 
!wur future. 



SPECULATORS COMBINE. 

(ContiiuMMl from v M** 1 » 
to hf)lve In the compulsJon on the 
part of th« two llMatri< al nyndKrates 1 
to make outrlKht 'huyi " for a | 
p«riod of not hss than i-i^ht weeks 

l/ifoie tliny open. 




on atira'tions 
at low speed and as soon as pro- | While In many InMtj.nr. » this dots 
auctions now In work urf r ornpIet«d ' not involve h«avy rl^Ws. in others 

.... 1 . ^•.■•>M Wi^m 



GEORGE CARNEY 

TJIK ANGL/) IKIHH COMKDIAX 

Hohday Making m V H. A- 



It is proj)08ed to clowe the pl.jfjt und tiie ' up^-cs ' liave \m:*'U 



I 



transfer its forre to ♦lie rva«t. At * what proved to bf d re f:>llo.re»« 

the Kume time anuounc-4:mei;t is ; leivjrg »?,*• ^ii»rvi>.-fs wn^n rvbxUv*:ry 

aade tliat the studio fMuh\it^}t»>i In Hmall Iosmx on their f;iilurefc. 

India has b<fen clojw^d. The t»:it. - » Th*- i'Utt rn.-n U*-) ^hiU where 

Mient wriH not definite >«*> t«> wheih<-r 

this closing was t**mi>oraiy or not, 

but the trade underHti^ridf litu* <h« 

Far Eastern establishnjrijt i.^ out f«<» 

food. Tliis withdrawal of outlylnK 

activities feibould mak** f«>» ♦ « oMorni 

eal conre.'it ration of jMO'lti< i i«/ii 

The iiloome stat*-ijnr:» j& « xp«« •«"I 
to j«hoa' the compyriy i" '^ »«|jjtt\« »> 
fsvora)>!e situatior: a*- 'o «jihh »•• 
so«rre»» roriKiderifi*? ' t »- >'tf''^ pit'iK 
^own of outlay 

Th' \\ i-'j M«-K<ls y i»p«"*ij in I •« 
moos P'ay»-»> ff'^rn t'.' H;>' io 7J'> 
*kl no* »'\;»'?td to !»►-*» '^ *•'< I irio>»'i 
from "4 t-\^fi TO j*''» I'jfifig '!'• 
half ho'.."- furry iri ''«*• i*wi<>^*'tii''i'-f 
le%<3»" *j''-j'd:?:g o^ *'• ••'•' •^'I'lr*- p« - 
rtofl ft ' ♦-r^-d by t'Ui*- r>-pvr» wa^ 
<*V'' «rd n'moKt fT ' r» 1> ir P»"t< 
't^Kiofia hiinds T'^ ¥■ sr»i»^yrun *•^ 



Htung fori RULING ON SPLITS. 



CHORUS 0IRI8 BTBA9DID. 

(Cntlnued from page 1) 
Ing to an offlclal of the Chorua Hee* 
tlon of the Equity. 22t Wast 61«l 
street. 

Kecent announcements from tlia 
offlccf of the more Importaiii man- 
agers, declaring plans and MW aU 
tractions Indicate an extramaly ae« 
rlous curtailment of musical com* 
edy productions for next season, 
Dillingham, Brianger, liarrla, Co- 
han and several other musical com- 
edy producers have gone In for dra- 
matic plays rather than glrl-and- 
muMlc shows, adding greatly to tha 
problem of Imm^edlate or proapac- 
tlve employment for the thousanda 
I of chorus glris now In the city look» 
Ing for engagements. 

Th<'re are. according to the exec* 
utlve secretary of the Chorua 
K<iulty. between four and Ave tliou- 
sand members In that branch of tha 
Kiiuiiy, 90 per cent. In New York, 
Th«> nuniht*! out of work is at ofui# 
api>arent in the figure* of the aup« 
ply and d^'mand. with but ten musi- 
cal ^llowH now curre it on Inroad- 
way, with approximately HQ glrla 
pis >- ing in them, and not iriore than 
three o. four shows in r«'it<-arsal 
this week. 

At the J^uity It was sis// dis- 
closed that not more than 10 per 
cent, of the girls live in New York, 
or have family ties in thla city. 
They < ome from all corners of tha 
country, without finances or meana 
of getting money froM||^fluent fam- 
ilies ba/.'k home. tI^ and threa 
girls huddle together In ckutmp 
roomUig houses and ^lotels la tha 
Times w^uare district and eke out 
ajD exiuU.wji the best way they (;aJi, 
most subjected to dlstr<:-st'Ing pri- 
vations. 

He era! extreme eases of d^slitu* 
tlon were reported this week whea 
the landlord of a cheap roomtof 
house in the West 4^'a U said U 
have evicted two sisters for tha 
non-payment of two we^-ks' rent 
Kv#>ry day reretaia almfisr rsH*^ 
The girls are fleeing the city bf 
the huudrida. Some are seid tj$ 
have found refuge at mountain re- 
aorts where they are act lug •« 
waitr^ss4^ and others are serving 
«• va<.«tkHi 9ubeiilui**« f«>r ii«ie« 
girls hi big <? ■panai*<rit stor< p. s,ild 
as t4!lephone operatora. 

At the Kehearsai Club Ul Weet 
4(th strMft. a oo -operative club axid 
bote] fvr chorus glHs, U was stfcid 
th*'ir accomixiodatious are tasifOdl to 
eaps^'.-ity. with neerly aJJ of tiie girie 
beirtg oui of work at the oiotueot. 



Entitled te Mster^al. j ^' 



thry 1:«ke the big «n<3 of the risks 
Ih.y hliOu;d \H r«nihur»«d in t-oin^ 
f:i.-hh>ij like the ' J.ihiani-*-' in I>vri- 
>l.,r It J6 i)'« i^-a'ti'-. taw*- lor th** 
11.1^.1 hrol<«-fS to tuiikf outri»fht 
hiiN>' lor tin. «nn»«- >.»i'irig eupa - 
.11 V ;ii a d<h»«*ur.r oj JO i><f ««!jt. ou 
hox olfi" p»M »'* }^) 'hiK ln••^..n» th** 
pro.i'ii.r Ji» piiutXi;!.'..' gjn 'ttf.tee'j 
;ij/.ii»».M l">r^ uri'i thf- M^;/. Of. the paM 
i.r «in t.iol'.«r> \y ro»t>^JtJ^r<ib!> n*iT\i- 
ini/.. '1 i '-' a *'!>? r^'vu*' at i>>» I..ofi- 
.j</' H.|»i»«>«J'Ofii»- or th*- L.'»r riyfi A - 
l..ir#,'.» I rui h»..l^»^ 1.5. •*• I»i.id ov^-r 
.is- n.inh 9if. |:iHi.tH»U for tuhe'> 
in^'i't* ^•♦•f'.'r** th** pf>-iriere. 

T*ie n»^euUiU»ri' here 1»^J that if 

th»-.. rotUh li" ♦»'>•• »;'i *•*• '»» i* P"*-'- 

♦,o». •• rl**;t: w:tt» On ^tJ^•otr*'^ oii 
!ri'..f ^. »oru'i»i»' •-»nii» liiati a* 



umroer iK/me of the vaudeville pro- 
A situation of interest to vaud»- !>-»'»io''''' >^''! c^/Iebruie its fifth ao- | 

v)lie teams was rfva^ea u/ a r*. - , ^ • , ^ ^ . ^ . i .. 

rlu, d-ision of the N. V. A. Com- The U„:r.' first Katufday ni^M 
ph^int Bureau Tf.e c.mmiltee de- jof thu, >.*-^»vv. will be this Saturday, 
'i«jfd that wh»re » *.»-aa. b^pb-ated : Jwf'*' *■ ^ ^ a , a 

U.th could u:=e a^y purl of the or.g- | The doh i,as mer-aMd u- <lu.^ 
.r.al materia: of th^ ^wo-act uM-s.* f^«^rf' ^h** ^^'^"^-^ ^'^ af.r.ual > 



LIGHTS riFTH TEAE. 

K^^'vflsy night June 18, the . - ^. . 

nQ?> BvJ^-n'C.r- U f.. tl^ a,^^t of the giria W the books ^^-" 

. t --* .i.^ A^^iv^ ,.«». ^ produ'^rof niuslesl oomeily one 

w>»o has her**t//fore hic.d four o» f«ve 



to IID. 



or.*- of the team had u ;.rev»ou. copy- , with war ^.x of ll.&t> aii-i i,n e,tra 
,^ ; do' S'- f'.'f OL Si' kt«»«iir fatiO Ois'r*** 

^'Vhe de<.itiion foiio^.-d the dir^solu- ! furrl. mu kit^g the total t'T .^u 
•ion of a douhW- bia' > ^a♦:♦' act. bo'f. ( . ■.;;■".■,■- '■■"■ ""^ ~* 

'::;;::''"o;:5,"«; 'o'::: '';;,t,r;' :;':'iass eabeymoee at pai^ce 

peu'*^ to 'lie N. V.' A 
alcove rulUig 



anU drew the ! y,%M*-, Jlarjyfnof-e noa- i.o-«'v.a»riiir 
iviith Jop? Ii«.r » > i!»ofe in 'Claif* I** 



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Loew's Wa^ Tereftie a^a'^aper 
vv K. Mtt'^bell hu^ rentiTTi^d a* 
tnatiager i>r L.oew> I i.'oaii Torvt 
VV . il Bruor.*" w au tne i^«>^\v 
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h* »»-**k of June Jv <r h»T 
vaud»*«'jiii» %«*lii«i»'. "Tti*- 
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big muitifaJ cctfuedies in one sea* 
(»oo, said the future ht'ld little hope 
for thf employ mefit o' larg* nuiu- 
hers of giris. He 4^ugi;ejrt.«d the 
Cl*oruf Hran«'h of tlie Kquity pro- 
mole a huge Umeht to raise funds 
wjfh whi« b to take «s»^e of the 
gu 1» >'fand*-4 ,^B the < I'y ]•. Mrae 
eaid of 'the ChOrus i«faUMuart«>ra 
th** Of Kufii^stiou did ttoi tiave a 
fuftd ftof dkd the 0) iavki- |»rovi<le 
to* «•!>.• h <i(i eaifcrg»-h. .i , G. v'oUrtf to 
*»»'lfy» w'jiH, aUhouge titey «ould 
•ah i;|»or. 'he Af^^orc' J' urid '^ r.»iey 
hl> <l»'> if e<l 

Tfi» dif»-*!.o^S o' 
i'JUv fy are, it is ssid 
s I'iai (o reUe»'r th» 
tore 1 1 \0t!(AfU\*^ ki»'>s 



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VAUDEVILLE 



JPriday, June 3. 1921 



g'l 7. 



LOWE ADMISSION PRICES 
WILL CAUSE REDUCED SALARIES 






Independent Circuit Head Predicts Both — ^Waiting 
for Railroads to Cut Rates — Acts Holding Off 
on Routes — Battle Anticipated in West. 



A general .slice in tho salaries of 
vaudeville arts Is predicted before 
tlie opening of next season by one 
of the h<?adrt of one of the lar(?<st 
of the independent circuits. 

fAccordinfir tp this source, the 

, tho^tres can pol^ rpeet competition. 
ia,xcs and ptber"' obligations whJyoh 

..accrued during the unusual pros- 
perous period of war time and after 
unless they reduce admission prices 
to app<^ase the public. 

Salaries of, acts Jumped more 
than 25 per cent, durl/ig the war on 
account of the depict ir»n mado by 
war ,work and the draft. Tlie 

., amusement business received a 

. Btroi}g, stimulus through the high 
wages, with, the circuits raising 

, salaries iji proportion to the In- 
creased revenue. 

When the railroads were turned 
back by the government to the pri- 
vate owners the Loew Circuit de- 
clar**^ a general 10 per cent, in- 
crease on all outstanding contracts 

/ to enable the artis^ to meet the ad- 
ditional transportation cost. 

Several of the other circuits 
granted lncrea.ses, which are still 

„ in force and have become part of 
the* established salary of the acts. 
For next season many routes have 
been offered at the old figures, the 
booking men taking the stand the 
railroads must reduce their scales 
as promised by the Harding admin- 

, Istratlon. The bookers have been 
discounting this expectation and an- 
ticlpating the lowering of admis- 
sions when offering acts bookings. 
The acts are slow to accept routes, 
preferring to wait until the rail- 
roads actually cut transportation 
costs and the new order begins to 
function before signing for the 
coming season. 

A battle Is anticipated In the west 
with the Orpheum and Junior Or- 
pheum houses in active competition 
with Loew, Pantages and their af- 
filiations. 



KEITH SUMMER GARDEN 
NOW OPEN IN SYRACUSE 



Free Cigarets, Root Beer, 
Music and Star-Light. 



: , Syracuse, June 1. 

The fight that Manager W. Day- 
ton Wepefarth of B. F. Keith's here 
is making to weather the summer 
drop In busincs.s Is a revelation In 
local theatricals. Coiiicidently with 
the price cut effective this week the 
Keith management Introdtjced its 
new surprise to patrons. 

It's a star-lit summer garden, used 

at the evening performances only. 
A large court way enclosed by the 
Keith theatre, the Glark Music Co. 
building i.nd the Cahlll building 
has been transformed Into a sum- 
mer gardon and promenade. A 
kiosk has been built in the center. 
Benches accommodate about 400. 
while several hundred more can 
stroll down the promenade. • 

The evening bill Is split into two 
parts, with a 10-mlnute intermis- 
sion. During that period the pa- 
trons are invited to step Into the' 
garden. As they pass out the men 
are pre.s€nted with free cigarets. At 
the kiosk there's free root beer for 
everybody. The Clark Music Co. 
furnishes a concert and music for 
dancing. 



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IN BERLIN 



By C. HOOPER TRA8K. 



1 



JAY VELIE 

Pre.seivting a new, sclntilating 
singing and d a n c4 ^ g interlude, 
•"Mignonette." Management; Ros- 
alie Stewart, assistetl by four tal- 
ented beauties. Personable find 
Versatile, Jfcy Volie dances grace- 
fully, sings melodiously; and plays 
the piano w<?n, A rare combination, 
that why he's headlining Keith's 
81st Street, New York, this week 
(May 30). 



Citsy Fitzgerald a Candidate. 

Los Angeles, June 1. 

Cissy Fitzgerald, she of the 
naughty wink of a decade or so ago, 
is about finished In picture.s. 

M?ss Fitzgerald is returning to 
Xew York within a short time and 
is going into vaudeville agan. 



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PENNA. WONT RELAX 
STAGE CHILDREN LAW 



Governor Sproul Vetoes Bill 
Exempting Them. 

Harrisburg, June 1. 

An effort to put stage children 
in the same class as children em- 
ployed ou^.the farms or in domestic 
service In private homes has been 
made futllo by a veto by Governor 
Sproul of a bill that had that pur- 
pose in view. The bill amended the 
child labor law of 1915 which ex- 
empts farm and domestic service 
child workers and the amendment 
extended this exemption to "chil- 
dren employed on the stage of thea- 
tres with the approval of tho In- 
dustrial Board of the Department 
of Labor and Industry." 

The Governor in his veto mes- 
sage said: 

"I think it unwise to weaken the 
child labor law at any point. To 
give exemption therefror- to chil- 
dren employed on the stage would 
certainly impair the general effi- 
cacy of these protective statutes. 

"Moreover, It would surely be un- 
wise to impose upon the Industrial 
Board such powers and duties 'as 
here proposed. That board now 
has authority by due rules and 
regulations to forbid the employ- 
ment of minors of certain ages In 
employments other than those enu- 
merated by the child labor law 
whenever necessary to safeguard 
morals or health, but that power 
as now conferred under the child 
labor law deals with classes of em- 
ployment. This bill permits the 
board to exempt childrej. from the 
act entirely, in order to engage in 
one kind of employment. Thi.s 
would prove unfortunate in prac- 
tice, subjecting the board to nu- 
merous appeals to grant such dis- 
pensation. It is no proper function 
of the Industrial Board to sit in 
judgment upon Individual cases as 
to whether the law should or should 
not apply to them." ■ 



VAN HOVEN-SUN FEUD. 

Declared Off. — Comedy Magician to 
, Play Springfield Week. 



DONALD R. KERR 

T^st Monday tiight returned 'to Itrondway and was the s.ime tre- 
• nuiidous suice.ss iluit he was last sea.son In the "Little Blue Devil." 

- ALAN DALK, N. Y. American. I 
Proclaimed V>y i»r<^ss ami public to be as great mn any eccentric and 
acjobatlc danctr mvu on I'.roailway. DuriTig his spare time he is pro- 
iluclng dauc< H for .Movcral l>i(»ad\vay stars. To l.e seen with "Greenwich 
Village F(tllit.-«" luxi sea.son. ' .Now appearing in •Sun-Kist" at the Globe, 
New York. ' . 



£60 FOR MISS LA RUE. 



M>r*.A,ft....>^^> 



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Going Abroad to Show at Coliseum, 
London. 



C.YHLA} I«i T*ue wIjo .sailed for I'ng- 
laud Ijist w< < k prcsim».'»bl\' on a 
pleasure trip, liafl"*?*-* n bookrd V>y 
• he II. B. Marinelii olD^c for a .show 
,:nft at the. Culiseuni, London, 
po'ffids was tho amount slii 
'or the shoeing dafo, fui'th 
i?)gs and .salary to <lei)rn<T 
©ulconie of ihc Irialwec' 



Vv 



SHUBERTS PROMISE 



List of Cities and Houses for Shu 
bcrt Vaudeville Coming. 



Our if tii<> stalf m* n tonn«Htrd 
\\ith til* iMxiliings of the announced 
Sliub'it vaudeville, says the Shu- 
bcrts \v>il i.sauc witliin tho next two 
w^iks a list of the cities, wit"; the 
theatres' names, they intend to ]>r<'- 
sent llxir vaU<lovillc in n(xt s»Mson. 



Frank \'an Iloven will play a 
week for Gus Siin next fall af 
.Springfield, Oiiio. The manager will 
make the occa.sion a celebration, 
calling It the Sun-Van Hoven week 
fnr whroh he htun pr«->niilsv"d to offer 
the "biggest show ever. ' 

Sun saw Van Iloven on the stage 
in Dayton several weeks ago for 
the first time. He was introduced 
to the comedy-magician and they 
dined together during the week. It 
is tfue that 10 years ago V'an ITovcn 
was closed after his first show In 
no less than four Sun houses. 

Ever since then he has kidd< <1 
the Sun Circuit in his a'^t. Sotne 
believe this kidding boomcranged 
into missionary publicity that made 
the Sun houses well known. In any 
event. Sun declared that the ftud' 
between him and Van Hov«n is off. 



ONE DAILY AT PARK 

' _ Grand Hapid"*, Juiii* 1 

Th»' Ramona Theatre i T.n i< » 
management is trying a new ])oli«\v 
for entertainment. It plays vaude- 
ville in the afternoon and opera at 
night, with the people of both ends 
I'ceeiving full sal.'iry, , 



Berlin, May 4. 

April 15 at the Kuenstler 
Theatre Victor Barnowskl revived 
Carl Sternhelm's reworking of 
Diderot's "The MarQuiso of Arclf/' 
The cast Included Leopoldin Con- 
stantino and Conrad Veldt; Julius 
E. Hermann had the direction. A 
play that needed subtlety, delicacy, 
finish, received overstresseck melo- 
dramatic acting, direction of the 
town hall dramatic association 
brand, scenery that by its medi- 
ocrity positively annoyed. 

The play, however, has an excel- 
lent plot, pointed dialog, and gives 
splendid acting opportunities. The 
plot concerns the revenge of tho 
Marquise of Pommeraye against the 
Marquls'of Arcis. By his failure to 
keep several appointments the Mar- 

flQlsc realizes that the Marquis has 
ost Interest In her after an affair 
of three years' standing. To make 
sure, she tells him that she Is bored 
and wishes to discontinue their re- 
lationship. He acquiesces only too 
readily. Then the Marquise gets 
hold of Henrlette Duquenoy (17, of 
a respectable middle class family, 
who has sold herself to several men 
In order to save her mother from 
star\'atlon), throws her In the Mar- 
tiuls* wa ', and finally gets him to 
marry her by having the girl play 
the demure, unapproachable tvpe. 
On the wedding nl^^ht the Marqijico 
tells her former lover what he has 
In reality married. The Marquis, 
very proud of his family honor, at 
first starts to kill Henrlette, but 
then, realizing that she is not to 
blame, takes her in his arms as the 
true Marquise of Arcis. Business 
fair, 



Georg Kai.ser's play, "From 
Morning to Midnight." was revived 
April 18 at tho Lcsslng Theatre. It 
still remains, if not the best, at least 
the most popular of this author's 
plays. The plot concerns a bank 
cashier, seemingly a machine in^ 
sensible to all stimuli, who is 
roused from his inanimate state by 
the sight of a handsome woman 
whom he wrongly believes to be a 
prostitute. Ho steals sixty thou- 
sand from the bank and rushes to 
her hotel room, where he learns his 
mistake too late. Then with the 
sixty he tries "from morning to 
midnight" all the things that money 
can buy — power, woman, wine— and 
finds them only delusions. At last 
he comes to a Salvation Army meet- 
ing, confesses and throws his 
money to the crowd. They scram- 
ble for It like mad beasts, and a 
Salvation Army lass, so that she 
may claim the reward, brings a po- 
liceman to arrest him. Before he 
can be taken, however, he commits 
suicide. The play Is powerfully 
written and glints with a dazzling 
sardonic humor, which pas.sed 
neatly over the audience's head. It 
Is weakest during the scenes where 
woman and power are the butt; the 
final scene, though, fully retrieves 
this slight lowering.. 

The present production Is not 

phenomenal. Albert Granach's 

Cashier starts well, but descends 

ater to the beloved German shout- 

ng. Victor Barnowskls direction 

Is too indefinite, and Cesar Klein as 

scenic designer Ig arty and flaccid. 

Doing well. 



ert. The play seems to have aged %j 
bit, and discernible crcaklngs may; 
be heard as the machinery revolvet^t 
Arnold Korff's Devil is 41 hylsTit bit- 
of eye rolling and Hanna Ralph a« 
the heroine I9 Juscious ujider th^ 
famous evening wrap. Well staged. 
Business adequate. 

The latest Pola Negri -Ernst Lu« 
bitch film farce, "The Mountain Caf^ 
(Ufa Palast am Zoo, April 14) cer- 
tainly did not deserve the very se- 
vere critical drubbing It received in 
the Berlin press. 

The scenario centers about two 
figures — Rlschka (Pola " Negri), 
leader of a mountain dwelling rob- 
ber band, and Lieutenant A4exli 
(Paul rieidertiann), the gay, youna 
heartbreaker.* They meet, ith«j| 
love, b*it she sacrifices herself, for 
his sake and leaves him to marry 
'• the General's-.daughter. As ypii can 
see, no real 'plot, but rnerel^ a rack 
on which ' to 'hang burlesque on 
militarism, ort the convent^nal 
emoting of the film drama.' '<Th» 
slight modicum of musty old hdkum 
which is ivesent (as In all .'/>ver 
two -reel comics) Is easily ..forgjvei 
for In ma;iy sc,er\es as higj\ a levf 
of ludic.rosity is touched as Ih^^flT 
has as yet had the good fttrtuWe 
reach. for* instance, one tiflgi 
mention Ihe military expedftic 
against the robbers, in whicULtl 
accompanying: brass band outitiL 
hers the, soldiers two to ona^.^ai 
which, ^U^ugh an utter, roul 
celebrated as a victory at the garrl^ 
son. But the best moment is atur- 
lesque weddih^ between mschka 
and one of the robbers;* the- coMtasi 
between The Alps, bedraggled /fur- 
coats and battered tophata-is.4K>8i- 
tively colossah , f 1 . ,1* 

Lubltsch as dlrectpi* has aoM 
much that, is brilliant and orlCTnal, 
but didn't dnce catch just th^-'^g. 
gestlon of the development of tbs 
mannerism, the awful advent ol ths 
rubber stamp. ..^ 

Pola Negri Is, as usual, charminff 
and very easy; she, however, playi 
the part too straight; for " fares 
seriousness is good, but it must b« 
heightened and broadened. Paul 
Heidemann has a pleasant film dct- 
sonality, which should take well il| 
America. J 

Theodore Sparkuhl's photogmp 
Is clear throughout, and aohjevtf 
great beauty In colored Prlzma^squ* 
shots of a firework display at night 
Ernst Stern, as scenic designer, has 
enlivened the exteriors, actuallr 
taken on an Alplae glacier, bf 
framing them in odd eccentric anfll- 
larities, and his interiors have s 
grotesque comicality that sustalni 
and heightens the mood of th« 
scenario. 



On April 10 Max Reinhardt staged 
August Stramm's "Power" at the 
Kammerspiele. This is Relnhardt's 
first try at an expressionistic play, 
and probably his last. Tho Idea of 
the dramatist is to extract as many 
words as pos.sible from the dialog 
and so it contains chiefiy of such 
exquisite lines as "I," "Door" 
"Wet." The plot (sic) in utterl'y 
demented. The only excuse for 
such a contraption Is that it gives 
the director a chance to do somo- 

!.!l\"*^ J''""^*"*^' ^^ Je.ssner did in 
The True Sedemun.sa." But Rein- 
hardt directed It In the old .school 
realistic unstylized manner with 
Interminable lifeless pauses. The 
cast included four of the best play- 
ers In Germany -AKnes Straub. 
Helene Thimig, Kugen Kloepfer. 
Hermann Tliimlg. 



The Volkshhuene on April 15 
staged Sophocles' "Antigone." The 
."cenery is mlcfjuate, 'he Antigone of 
Mary l)!rtrich Is restrained and 
sympathetic, E. Stahl-Nachhaur 
rants the Creon and the chorus Is 
spirited and well tempoed. But why 
a production of this essentially un- 
dramatic poem and why do people 
attend It under the Impres.sion that 
they are receiving pleasure from th<» 
ordeal? 



Reinhardt ha.M revived his old 
standby, the "Micisummer Night's 
Dream.' ag.'>in (.\pril 20, and this 
time at the (Irossis Schau.spi* Uiaus 
It was a pity from an artistic point 
of view, aa he really had nothing 
new to add. The jfcneral production 
Is rather wearisome, due larsrrly to 
(he Inordinate amount of hif'-rior 
dancing in it. Hermann Thiini«'.s 
r.ottom is amusing, but too a«Tr>- 
liatic and hurri«'d in tempo; un^ tlon 
and poise are ••leineiit.s ess<ntial to 
1 rounded performance of this ro'** 
P.ut bu.slne.sH In tremendous -so 
there you are! 



On April 15, at the Theater aa 
Nollendorf Platz, a new operetta, 
"The Cousin from Whatdoyou- 
calllt" (Die Vetter aus Dingada), 
by Eduard Kuennecke, was given a 
very successful premiere. Tha 
libretto is very evident, but it suf- 
fices. A rich heiress longs for he* 
childhood lover, who has been ab- 
sent for seven years. Her uncl^ 
however, wishes her to marry hl» 
nephew from Dingsda, whom he hai 
never seen. A mysterious strangtr 
appears in the garden, and ne an4 
the heiress fall In love. Ho telli 
her he is the long lost lover, but 
turns out to be the cousin. Then 
later tho lover appears and marrlet 
a friend of the heiress. The lyrici 
are bright and witty, and the rao^ 
combines a sure popular appeal 
with an almost operatic effectlva- 
nes.s. An excellent ensemble in* 
eluded Lorl Leux, Ilsa Mareenga. 
Johannes. Mueller. 



Fernac Molnar'n "The Devil" was 
revived April 17 at tho Tribuene 
under the direction of Eugen Rob- 



Lothar Schmidt's farce, "Only a 
Dream," was revived April 22 at tba 
Kleines theater under tho directloB 
of the Rotters. Wittily written, but 
probably one of the five oldest ploti 
in existence. A husband and wift 
both break tho marriage bond wltft 
the best friend of the other. Wh«a 
the husliand tells the wife she h9» 
lieves him, but when she in retura 
tells him of her affair he thinkf 
she Is only joking. Curtain. The 
cast (Mamelock, Eugen Burg, OlgJ 
Limburg. .Julius Falkensteln) played 
brilliantly under Burg's direction. 
A money-maker at this small the- 
atre. 

"Rosa Bernd" (April 24) li.is been 
finally produced at tho Neues Volk« 
theatre. Cast (Rose Lichtensteini 
Manfred Fur.st, Beate Fink) and the 
direction (Hans Brqihm) were not 
t o well received, but the play, one 
of Hauptmann's early works, isstm 
undirrtmed by the years. A perfect 
piece of work, both technically anfl 
psychologically! 

Coming Productions. 

Hollaonder management: Ope^ 
ing of the summer season under thi 
direction of Carl Heine and Kan 
itosfn. Deutsches theatre: Monta- 
gue Glass' "Potash and Peilinutteri 
Potash. Carl Etlinger; perlmuttef, 
Paul (Jraetz; Christlany, Kupfer. 
Nunberg, Hannemann; director, 
Iwan Sthmldt. Kamniersplc «• 

Bernard Shaw's '•Afesallinnee,' wita 
Gupl.MtorlT, Edthofer. Sihwi^^^rj. 
Paulsen, Lucas, Eberty. U^K'^'J 
P'elsing; director, Berijai'l liP»c»^ 
Early part of May. . 

"Ufa I'ala.st am Zoo." a Him ver^ 
sion. of Roinain RollandV "I>>"M»n. 
(Continued on pup;* 0) 



!5iay, June 3, 1921 



.VAUDEVILLE 



KEITH FAMILY DEPT. SUMMER 
LIST SMALLEST IN HISTORY 



Elimination of Vaudeville in Ma ^y Houses Hereto- 
fore Open in Warm Weather — Straight Pictures 
as a Stop-Gap. 



Less than a dozen weeks of book- 
Inffl win remain in the Keith fami- 
ly department after the next two 
weeks with further shrinking s 
through houses closing expected by 
the booking men. 
\ This is the smallest number of 



OUR OWN NEWS 
WEEKLY. 

BY O. M. SAMUEL. 

WORCESTER, MASS.— With the 
approach of summer airdromes begin 
to sprout throughout the land, Lee 



UPSTATE TEAMS 
FRAME EACH OTHER 



KEITH'S AND JAMES 

Murdock Goes to Columbus Follow- 
ing R*c«iv«r«hip 



bouses remaining open through the j n, Perrin, the saucy manager of , 
iummer in the history of the Keith | the Dew Drop Inn. uses lawn mower j 
«*^®' j to remove earth's carpet from his 



aisles. Perrin announces he will 
give the "bird" to birdmen who 
park over his place during perform- 
ances. 



office. 

1 Fcr the first time Proctor's Al- 

^tmny and Troy will drop vajdevllle 

♦ver the summer. The Albany 

house closes this Satu.ady night, 

frith the Proctor house following a 

week later. Pictures may be the 

|K>t weather policy. LONDON, ENG. — One hundred 

*' Feiber & Shea's Colonial. Akron, »"*! thirty-six red nose comedians 
^''O., placed. In the Keith pop depart- ' **eturn frOm America on the "Stick 

.anent a few weeks ago on Billy De- 

laney's book will close next week. 

Akron, which was a boom town dur- 
ing the war, lias thousands of un- 
employed since the recent depression 

which forced the Colonial to darken 

tor the first time. 
The Hippodrome, McKeesport, Pa.. 

jmd Robinson Grand, Clarksburg, W. 

Va., both closing this week, will 

l«ave Delaney with three weeks for 

the summer. The other booking 

Wen are affected in a like proportion 

With more closings anticipated. 
1 Last summer the Keith family 

department could lay out about 30 

weeks for an act, with mos* of th t 

houses staying open all summer to 

a profit. 



emania" without their red noses. 

ALLAYUP, MINN.— Eight million 
resin boards are destroyed when 
new resin-soled shoes are adopted 
by the Associated Acrobats of 
America. In his annual address, 
Bert Breathehard, president of the^' 
organization, becomes so wrought 
up over salaries, he throws his 
handlcerchief in the air through 
force of habit. 



WASHINGTON, D.« C— Army and 
Navy Departments are reported 
thinking of restricting the appear- 
ance of zouave acts in the belief 
they are a disparaging force, con- 
tributing to and aiding and abetting 
in the development of flat feet. 



•^ BARNES UNDER KNIFE 

t Seattle. June 1. cmCAGO, ILL.— CJreat surprise 

Al. G. Barnes, the circus man, was j^ occasioned at the offices of the 

mt Columbus SaniUrium last week . ^y^gt^^n Vaudeville Managers' As- 

•for a few days where he underwent soclation when Australian wood- 

' mn operation on his throat. choppers refuse to play a 

^ Barnes came on ahead of "ils cir- ^v^eek. 

CUs from Loa Angeles in his private J 

car and placed himself in the hands 
of Dr. Maimon Samuels. Thr opera- 



split 



lion was entirely successful. 



NEW ACTS 

Joe Rolloy, of the recently dis- 
solved team of Gallapher and Rol- 
ley, is back in vaudeville with a 
partner. The straight man is a for- 
mer Indianapolis stock actor. Ed 
GallaKher is reported about tr team 
up with Al Shean. 

Tommy Gordon, in a new vaude- 
ville production with 12 people, 
which Carlton Hoagland is staging. 
Harry Carroll wrote the music, 
Ballard McDonald the lyrics and 
Edgar Allen Woolf the book. 

Al Piantadosi (IMantadosl and 
Walton), songwriter, has framed a 
new double with Buddy Walker. 
Bert Walton Is doing a single on 
the Loew time at present. (Harry 
Fitzgerald.) 

E. A. Well and John J. Rei.sler 
have formed the R. & W. Produc- 
tions Co. for the purpose of pro- 
ducing one-act playlets for vaude- 
ville. The first of the new combine 
will be "Midnight." by Kenneth 
Keith, featuring Molly Mdntyre. 

Herbert Peabody and Gene Met- 
fcalfe. In skit. 

Sam Shannon, who is part owner 
of "Honey Girl," is again produring 
vaudeville acts and has taken an 
ofllce In the Loew Annex building. 
The first turn to be put on is John 
Elliott, formerly of the Elliott 
Brothers, who will be assisted by 
four plils in a dancing act. Special 
material will be supplied by Al Von 
' Tilzer and Neville Fleeson. 

Jack McGowan. Joe Nlomeyer and 
Ella Sinclair, all formerly of "Mary." 
have framed a turn (Rose & Curtis). 

Frances and DcMar, singing 
sketch, three people. 

Tyler Brooks and Hr'.cn Colton, 
~ dance A^\. 

Charles Adams (Avon Comedy 
Four) with Fid Gordon. 

Eddie and 'Margaret Kolly in 
"Traffic Talks," by John Hyman. 

George Shelton, tramp comedian, 
from burlesque. 

ILL AND INJURED 

Blossom Scclc}' \v'as injured on 
the stage of the OrplKum. Los An- 
geles. Monday afternoon l:iHt v.eok. 
The accident occurred just before 
she made her entrance, the star 
falling from a low pl:itforin and 
cutting a gash in her leg. Site went 
through her performanee and after- 
Wards several stitehcs were taken 
in the \\onnd. 



LOS ANGELES. CAL— Motion 
picture directors avow they arc go- 
ing td*omit for a time at least scenes 
of the heroine coming across in the 
steerage, the accustomed fiash of 
lower New York and the free-for- 
all fight in the all-night cabaret. 
They also add the super-productions 
of the future will not necessarily 
contain "supers." 



MARBLEHEAD, MASS.— Morvu- 
mcnt erected to "William Tell" and 
"Poet and Peasant" by xylophonlsts 
of the world is unveiled. Many 
sculptors insist that it cannot be 
beat. 



O S T E R M O O R. RUSSIA.— The 
ten-thousand troupe of Russian 
dancers leaves for our shores on 
tho good ship "Vodka," carrying 
800 tons of refused razor blades in 
ballast. The dancers are told they 
may under stress remove their 
beards. 



HOP ABOUT, CAL— Another 
school of classical dancing makes 
Its bow to the golden west. Lucy 
Robes in suitable commemoration 
reads a poem of her own called, 
"Stars from Strips Forever." 



IN AND OUT 

^ertierc Morton <lropI"'d ""^ ^f '''♦' 
hill at thi' Mi'tropoiitan, h'.rooklyn. 
Monday, due to tlie death of his 
Ji»ther. Sunday, in Phila«l"lphi,'i. 
pave and Lillian substituted. 



JUDGMENTS. 

The following judgments have 
been filed In the County Clerk's 
office the past week. The first name 
Is that of the judgment debtor; 
judgment creditor and amount 
follow: 

Filmart Laboratories, Inc.; G. C. 
Geiwe-rt. J1.53..S0, .. . 

Hamilton E. iUynolds (New York 
English Oi)era Association); B. M- 
ONeill; $492. r,0. 

Philip Katz; A. M. Kraus; 
$2.r)20.79. 

Dodge & Castle. Inc.; Di Salvo 
Bros.. Inc.; $241.23. 

Joe M:i\wel!; W. Torman; $2.11 ?0. 

Reed Albee; Finchley, Inc.; 
$524.3S. 

Joseph Letora; Houghton Miffiin 
Co.; $l.'i4.70. 

Mar\voo«l Producing Co., Inc.; 
Hiekson. Inc.: $C..:;r.7.S:». 

I'rsula E. Rogers; llovvai d Gow ns. 
Inc.; $1.7t)l»..".4. 

Attachments. 

Union Film Co.. Inc.; I'.tnjnmin 
Berk; $2. 20;'. 06. 

Bankruptcy Petition. 

A voluntary petition was fil»-d by 
Corse Pa\-ton. 127 West 4:id street; 
iialdlities. $0,000; no assets. 
Satisfied Judgments. 

Frederick I Seek and Selnia C.oll- 
nik; Finrmoiint l ilm Cori* ; ;'jll>.'.9; 
M;iy 9, l!»2l. 



Con's Rubber* "Apples" Stood 
Off by Dead Ones. 

Syracuse, June 1. 
Dear Chick: 

We just come back from Jersey 
City where we dropped four in a 
row. I found out the last day what 
was wrong, but as "Dutch" Damrau 
was back of it I couldn't beef be- 
cause he got hep to my rubber ball 
racket up here. 

You know the Jersey City club 
are a bad last and the only reason 
they won't finish ninth is because 
this Is an eight-club league. We 
tore into them to mop up, for we 
are neck and neck with Toronto for 
the lead, but the best we got was 
to get out of town without any of 
my inflelders gettin' wounded. 

We couldn't hit a ball out of the 
infield and I was afraid to slip any 
rubber apples in for fear Dutch 
would holler. After. the first game 
I called the gang together In the 
hotel and read the riot act to them, 
but the followin' day it was Just 
as bad. 

They would go up to the plate 
and pop up little fly balls that you 
could stick In your vest pocket or 
hit a grounder right at somebody. 
I was goln' nuts on the bench, but 
It didn't do no good, so I had to 
take my medicine. 

The last day I started Wally 
Nolan who has been beatin' every- 
thing in the league all season. Up 
to that day all he had to do to stop 
those birds was to throw his glove 
out in the box and they would roll 
over and play dead. 

Their pitcher was *a big string 
with a fast ball that iK^ouldn't knock 
your hat off, but do you think we 
got any runs off him? We did not. 
They lucked in a run in the fifth 
innin* and we went into the ninth 
one run behind, for we had none. 

I got desperate in the ninth, so 
I grabbed a bat and told Whalen 
to take the air for I would hit for 
him. I stood up at the plate and 
let this tramp throw over a couple 
that were as big as the night boat 
to Albany. After taking two and 
gettin' him In the hole I picked on 
one as straight as a string and tore 
mto it so hard I nearly wrenched 
my back. It plopped up Just back 
of second base. The second sacker 
stuck it fn his pocket and the game 
was over. I tumbled right away, 
but, as I said before, what could 
I do? 

I hunted Dutch up that night at 
his hotel and asked him man to 
man to tip me off what they had 
pulled on us. He finally told me 
and we promised to lay off each 
other's ball club for the rest of the 
season. 

They done Just the opposite to 
what I pulled with the rubber balls. 
Instead of their pitcher Ic-avln' a 
fast ball for my pitcher to use on 
their hitters they had some apples 
that were as dead as dancin' mats 
and they used them on our bunch 
while we were at bat. My saps 
couldn't get them out of the Infield 
naturally. 

When they got the side out they 
would leave a regulation ball in the 
box for our pitcher to work with 
which gave them their odds and 
fixed things pretty. The only way 
they could lose was for us both to 
play a to tie, for it was a pipe 
that we couldn't score with those 
cauliflowers they were throwin' us 
to hit at in ten thousand years. 

Damrau said he figured we owed 
them four games for me swltchln' 
pills up here on them and that he 
had doped out the revenge. He 
claimed no one was in on It but 
him and the pitcher, so we have 
made an agreement that every- 
thing goes against all the other 
clubs In the league, but we are tw 
lay off each oiher, and can't beef 
no matter If one club wins a hun- 
dred games in a row against the 
rest. 

Cuthbert and Algy are pesterin' 
me to death to put the rubber balls 
back in as they can't get any home 
runs without them. The ball their 
usin' this season is a little faster 
tli;rn it was last, but it Is still a 
good healtliy smack to get them out 
of these parks in this league. Most 
of the lots was laid out on prairies. 
The fences s'-em to be a mile ofT 
Id like to M't*- Kelly and Ruth 
blast in' at s^nte of the.se fences In- 
sH-iid itf that ri>jht field stand just 
back of fiist base at the l*o!o 
grounds. Si>me of those homers 
wotjidn't make our right flelderH 
turn their backs. ,. 

'i'ake (Tire of .\<>urse1f. 

Vour pal, 

Con 



Chicago, June 1. 

Following the news that re- 
ceivership proceeding!! had been 
filed against the Jameu Building 
Co. and Billy James principal stock- 
holder In the enterprise controlling 
the Broadway and New James the- 
atres. Columbus, J. J. Murdock, of 
the Keith otiice, arrived in Colum- 
bus. 

Murdock's visit is significant and 
has started rumors to the effect the 
Keith people are after the Broad- 
way, which formerly played Gue 
Sun vaudeville. 

Kobert Beck, representing both 
the principal creditors, stated his 
belief that the James enterprises 
are solvent, and says his companies 
will help refinance Ihem gladly. 

The receiver is Richard Patton, 
president of the National Bank of 
Commerce, Columbus. The known 
liabilities are $705,000 In a mortgage 
held by the American Bond and 
Mortgage Co.. and about $300 due 
the Longacre Engineering and Con- 
struction Co. This Is In addition to 
local and overhead debts. 



IN N. Y. BOOKING 25 
WEEKS FOR W. V. M. A. 



SYRACUSE WEDBINa LICENSE. 

Syracuse, June 1. 
Domlnick Frank D'Amore and 
Ethel M. Cook, at Keith's this week 
In "A Vaudeville Surprise," sprung a 
genuine surprise Tuesday by paying 
a visit to the City Clerk's ofUce. 

Not until a reporter dropped 
around Wednesday did it leak out 
that the two had secured a wedding 
license. 

D'Amore gave his age as 27. His 
home is in. New York. Miss Cook ad- 
mitted 28, gave her occupation as a 
costumer and claimed the Onondaga 
as her home. 

D'Amore is known professionally 
as Franklyn D'Amore. He appears 
this week with Charles Douglas and 
Ernestine Cam. Not a Keith at- 
tache nor another professional would 
admit any knowledge of the newest 
romance to burst Into bloom at the 
Real playhouse, but there was a 
deep rooted suspicion that the Miss 
Cook could be Identified as the fem- 
inine member of the "Surprise" trio. 



Kalcheim Offers Blankets 
Spreading Over 27 Weeks 

Nat Kalcheim, who arrived in 
New York last week to represent 
the Western Vaudeville Manager** 
Association and B. F. Keith's 
Western, has started to issue blan- 
ket contracts for the coming sea- 
son, giving a twenty-flve weeks* 
route, to bo plaj-ed in twenty -seven, 
with two cut weeks included. Ths 
time is all west of Indianapolis and 
east of Kansas City, going north to 
Milwaukee, and south as far as St. 
Louis. This comprises the best 
thne booked out of the Western of- 
fices, but for the medium-priced acts 
there are many more weeks running 
further (>outti and west, which 
would easily carry an act for a full 
season. 

Western agents now in the Blast 
are being favored in the matter of 
these blankets and acts which they 
have under signature are being 
looked at first by Kalcheim. 

Eastern representatives who hav« 
acts desiring the Middle West tim» 
will not be barred from doing busi- 
ness with the Western office, al- 
though they will be forced to plac« 
thO acts through some Weatem 
agent. 



PARK BREAKS BECOBD 

Columbia Park, the North Bergea 
resort, on the site of the olA 
Schuetzen Park near Hoboken, haA 
88.000 admissions in the three d&y% 
including Memorial Day. TiM it 
acres within the enclosure is la two 
counties, and any sort of a wheel 
device goes. They have put up 
prizes of household utensils for tho 
thrifty Jersey housewife, instead of 
the dolls and teddybears,. and did 
a landofnce business. 

Bartel's wild animal show is ono 
of the main attractions, tho concera 
moving its whole winter quarters 
over from Rutherford and adding 
VeVlecita's Leopards and other caga 
acts. 




FRED ASTAIRE ADELE ASTAIRF 

THIRD SKASON WITH 

MR. CHA8. B. DILLINGHAM 

PLACED BY US AND UNDER OUR EXCLUSIVE DIRECTION. 

ED DAVIDOW & RUFUS LeMAIRE, 1493 Brosdwsy, New York City. 



Burns and Frabito No More. 
Burns and Frabito, the Italian 
tf-am, have dissolved partnership. 
Burns has teamed with Steve Freda, 
who has been doing a single on the 
I^ocw time. 



HOUSE CLOSING 

The Palace, South Norwalk, 
Conn., will dlKcontlnue vaudeville 
after this week. 

The Cerald, Philadelphia, closed 
last week. 

Rol»ins«in>, f^rand. 
W. Va., closes May 30. 

The Knickerbocker, Philadelphia. 
Saturday. 

The Strand. Bayonnc, Saturday. 

Tho Hijour, Bangor, Me., closed 
May 28. 

The I'nItPd States, IToboken. N 
.T.. ha.s diH< onttiiued vaudeville for 
tlio summer. •/ 

lIipi>o(liomo, Poftsvllle. Pa., Jun«' 
11. Alhambrii. Plilladelpliia, expect- 
ed to close Juno 19. 

Majostic. Dallas. May 30. — Pan- 
t.'.Ko.s, Dalla.s, June 28. 

Loow's Indianapolis, closed May 
21. On Loew's western time Walla 
Walla has diMcontiniied for the 
waini weather months. 

The Loew liouses In Logans|»ort. 
In<l.. and Lafayette, Ind . are closing 
n»'x» \v»'«'k. 

Tho Kni«korbf»cker, Philadelphia 
cU»sos this week. 



IN BERLIN. 



(Continued from page 4) 

with Emil Jannlngs In the title role. 
Tho cast Includes Hllde Woerner, 
Werner Kraus. Ed, v. Wintersteln. 
Friedrich Kuohne, Charlotte Ander. 
Ferd. v. Altcn: diroctor, DImltrl 
liuchowetzkl. May 4. 

Nelson theatre: Throe one-acters 
"Shaw's "Anajan.ska," with Kitty 
Aschenljach; •'The Wilde Man." 
with Louis Tausstein; "Colum- 
bine's Falthlossness," by Ralph 
Benatzki. Early part of May. 

i-iarh^ut^r^ i The Oberammergau Passion Plajr 
eiari..suurg. ^.jjj ^^ ^^^^^^ agdiit ih tho duw:tter 

of 1922. 

Friedrich Whilhelm theatre: 
Opening of the summer season Majr 
IB. with "The Little Olrl of Yester- 
day," by OkonhowskI; music by 
Will Solnberg. Cast: Lilly Flohr, 
Lotte Knobat. Richard Senius. 

Theatre dog Westens: Opening of 
the summer reason under the direc- 
tion of Richard Treu with "Gay 
Again Tomorrow"; libretto by Wll- 
holm Jaroby: music by Heinz Levin. 

N0U03 Volkos theatre: "The Wed- 
ding Journey." a farce by Erich 
Oo.storlu'ld. Ca.«?t: fJertrud Kamit/.. 
Tilda Standke, Friedrich lioebe, 
Krirh Pabst. 

Kammorspiolo: Arthur Schnitz- 
itTft "I'rofossor r.erntiardl." 

State Opoia House: Lea Riech's 
oiMTotto, "The Orass Widow" 
( .*->trohwltv.'), middle of July. 

Volksbuohiif; "The Po.i.sant as 
.Millioualre," hy P'ordlnand Ray- 
mond, with rjulflo IlortzfelcTln tho 
liile role; diioclor, Jurgon Fehling. 




VARIETY 



Friday, June 3, IWt 




KEITH EXCHANGE BEGINS ITS 
OFFENSIVE AGAINST SHUBERTS 



Ag 



ents Instructed to Bid for Production Act'— Re- 
prisal for Shuberts' Mail Campaign Among 
Players in Keith Theatres. 



MUSIC PIRACY. 

8p«ci«l M««tin0 of M. P. P. 
C«ll«d io Conttdtr It. 



An aKgiossivc cumpaign was 

glarted against ll»e proposed Shu- 

bert opnositlon vaudovillo circuit 

by the Koith officials in a general 

meeting of the agents and circuit 
heads held in the office of E. F Al- 
bee in the Palace Theatre building 
Friday, May 27. 

The as"onabled agents were in- 
structed to concentrate their efforts 
on the securing of Shubort acta 
(Ihat are in or waiting for produc- 
lions, the Impression prevailing 
that Buch acts would be immediate- 
ly routed by the Keith people 
upon being offered by the repre- 
■entative. 

This is the first action by the 
Keith office^ Indicating that big 
time vaudeville regarded the con- 
templated circuit as anything defi- 
nite. 

E. F. Albee explained that the 
Keith people had never been licked 
and that they didn't propose to let 
the Shuberts send representatives 
and literature to Keith theatres 
offering Keith acts opposition time 
without retaliating in kind. 

The consensus of opinion follow- 
ing the pow wow was that the 
Keith people were angered at tel- 
egrams and Klters being sent to 
acts playing for the Keith office, of- 
fering the artists 20 or more weeks 
for next season, beginning on or 
about September 1. 

E. P. Albee again warned the 
agents against accepting more than 
6 per cent, fees as representatives 
and stated that any representative 
caught violating these instructions 
would lose his booking franchise 
Immediately. 



DOC STEINER^S AGENCY, 

Booking Foreign Acts and Produc- 
ing, with Max Rote. 

One of the best versed agents In 
foreign material for \'nudcville, Doc 
Stelnor, has formed a partnership 
with Max Rose, for the Importation 
of European acts to this side. Be- 
sides the firm will make vaudeville 
productions, leaning toward those 
of the grand operatic type. 

For several years "Doc" (no one 
ever knew his real first name) was 



A special meeting of the Board of 
Governors of the Music Publishers' 
Protective Association was called a 
week ago Tuesday to take the mat- 
ter of music piracy in the New Eng- 
land States under advisement. An- 
other meeting was subsequently 
called for Friday when E. C. Mills, 
chairman of the Executive Board, 
arrived In town In answer to a hurry 
call by the association to take legal 
action in the matter. 

Some Individual In Boston has 
been flooding the district with spuri- 
ous copies of "Whispering," "Hum- 
ming" and "Palasteena." Otto Jor- 
dan, of the Harms Co., publishers 
of "Humming," discovered that fact 
and apprised Sherman, Clay & Co., 
of San Francisco, and Shapiro, 
Bernstein & Co., of New York. 

Sherman-Clay's representative 
dl.scovered a dealer, with whom they 
would not trade because of business 
credit reasons, had 5,000 copies on 
hand. A Plnkerton man who was 
called In on the case opined the 
only legal redress is to trek down 



IN AUSTRALIA, 

By ERIC H. GERRICK. 



'^ 



connected with the Keith office. He 

ri!"'?„5f?r'JIl5:,°"'^r_^['l^-.?"^.°^* i the'piace'where'the"' pi'rat'ei" copies 

I are being printed. The sheet music 
i itself is alhnost identical in every 
' detail even as to title paper colors 



theatrical family, his brothers be 
ing prominent showmen of the Con- 
tinent. 

Although an unknown fact, Doc 
Steiner knowj? more about grand 
opera and g^and operas than any- 
one In this country. He was the 
close confidant of the late Oscar 
Hammerstein, who often consulted 
Doc when engaged in his grand 
operatic pursuits. 

Steiner &. Rose have taken offices 
in the Romax Building. 



COLONIAL, DETROIT, STOPPING 



and publisher's trade-mark. 



VICTIM OF COPS' FEUD. 

County and Township Officials At 
Odds Over Park Feud. 



Kansas City, June 1. 
"What is claimed to be a feud 
between the offices of County Mar- 
shal John Miles and Constable 
Herman Ganzer, in whose town.shlp 
The Colonial, Detroit, booked by | Fairmont Park is located, over the 
the Marcus Loew office, will close j appointment of officers for the park, 



for the summer June 11. The house 
has been playing a full week. Its 
closing breaks up the Middle West 
time for the summer. Cleveland 
and Pittsburgh are the only two 
I^ew weeks left In that section for 
the hot weather period. 

The Colonial will reopen with the 
same policy early in September. 




is on, and some of the concession- 
aires are the goats. A few days 
ago Ganzer and his deputies ap- 
peared at the park armed with 
search and seizure warrants and 
carried away five "machines" desig- 
nated as "gambling devices." 

The cases are set for trial June 7, 
when the officers will attempt to 
prove the "machines" are without 
the law. It is said that before the 
park opened the constable sought 
to have some of his deputies ap- 
pointed as park officers, the place 
being outside the city police juris- 
diction, but that when the opening 
day arrived, the policing was In 
the hands of deputies from the 
County Marshal's office. 



Sydney, May 1. 

HER MAJESTY'S.— "The LUao 
Domino." April 30, "The Firefly." 

CRITERION.— The Sign on the 
Door " 

PAX.ACE,— Joe Coyne la "^'Nlghtlo 
Night." 

TIVOLI.— Owen Moore In •The 
Chicken hi the Case"; Betty Blythe 
In "Nomads of the North." 

G. O. H.— "Chu Chin Chow.- 

FULT.ERS.— Vaudeville. 

HIPPODROME.— Wlrth's Circus. 

HAYMAJIKET.— "To Please One 
Woman": "An Amateur Devil." 

LYCEUM.— "The Leopard Wom- 
an"; Tcm Moore. "Stop Thie/." 

STRAND.— "The Brat"; Shirley 
Mason. "Girl of My Heart." 

LYRIC— "Go Get It" (second 
week); "The Leopard Woman." 

CRYSTAL PALACE.— Na!»Jmova 
In "The Brat"; BUlIe Rhodes "The 
Love Call." 



the 



MELBOUEHE. 

HER MAJESTY'S.— "Irene." 
ROYAL.— "The Maid of 
Mountains." 
KING'S.— "Welcome Stranger." 
BIJOU. — Loader and Laney, Al- 
berto, Artols Bros.. Harry Crawford, 
Linda Dale, Gardner and Revere. 
Fuller's Nine Wonders, De Wilfred, 
Elsie Aitken, HaU and Menzies. 



the Williamson eempany tor the 
past SO years died last week. HJ^ 
lather. Sir William Caroll, was at 
one time Lord Mayor of Dublin. 

' Mcfrtbn barker Pinienfel who 'de«" 
scribed himself as a director of Fed- 
erated Films. Ltd., was arrested last 
week. It Is charged that April 1? 
he set fire to Nuhan'e Building with 
fntent to defraud. He Is also charged 
with the murder of a woman who 
was burnt to death In the fire. 



The Arthur Shirley Co. has gone 
into liquidation. The company hae 
a half finished film called "The 
Throwback" on their hands. With 
their cast scattered everywhere. It 
looks like "goodnight." 



ADELAIDE. 

ROYAL.— Gilbert and gulllvan 
Opera Co. 

PRINCE OF WALES.— Flora Cro- 
mer, Jennings and Gerald, Cllve CU- 
valll, Pagdcn and Stanley, Glrton 
Girls, Stlffy and Mo Co. 






RUTH ETTING 

' ' ' ■■ '■■■'.'.' 

Now Playing at Ernie Young's > ,!, 

MARIGOLD GARDEN REVUE v^ 

^>i^<^ overed at Chicago's Art School and given the order to design all 
of tlio Uevue Costumes. Filled in for three days as a chorus girl to get 
coloring. Immodlately advanced to a luincipal role and now featured in 
Ibo nv>v Su-cuner .Rtjvue, ....... .v..... ^.... ....... . ^ . 

Personal Direction ERNfK YOUN« 



CALGARY MANAGER DIES 



L. 



M. Trefrey Believed to Have 
Tripped on Broken Stair in 
Pantages Theatre. 



DEALERS ORDERING MUSIC. 

Business Picking Up, Contrary to 
Precedent — Paradox Explained. 



The mu.slc busines.", despite the 
season when It is u.sually duo for a 
fall, still persists in picking up, 
running contrary to all precedents. 
It Is not booming anything .spectac- 
ularly, but holding I«s own in mor<' 
than generous measure. 

The Incoming salesmen explain 
this paradox. Deal<^rs liul been 
buying abnormally in prodigious 
quantities throughout the winter 
and when they found the tiirnovrr 
was not fast enough erased all or- 
dering and concentrated on dispos- 
ing of their stuff, which acconnts 
for the .spring .slump. Now that 
ilK'ir old mtj.sic is sold out. th«^ 
ttralors .«ccni to be ordMing on^o 

n)0]°U. ■ •: /■ '-■■■:■ ■ >■■ ■ ■ 



LUNESTKA WITH SHUBERTS 

Edward Shayne Also in Shubert 
. ... Vaudeville Agency 

Harry LuncFtka, who retired from 

the Uri»heum Circuit olTlce last 

week, whore he had charge of the 

Orphcum, Jr., bookings, left this 

Week for Chicago as sort of a scout 

for Davidow & Le Maire. He will 
remain in the Wont looking over 
acts for the firm for the next two 
or three weeks. m. 

I'pon his return to Kew York 
I.uiie.stka will locate in the Shubert 
looking? ofllce proper. 

IMward Shayne, formerly a bookrr 
in the Western Vandfville Man- 
aK^r-*^' A.^sociation, but for three 
Niar.s retired from show bu.^Mne.^s. 
will also bp of the Shubert vaude- 
ville olllec .-^taff. ' . 



Calgary, Can., June 1. 

The sudden death of Manager L. 
M. Trefrey of Pantages theatre last 
week is surrounded with mystery. It 
was surmised after an investigation 
had brought out the stairway of the 
theatre had a defective stair, that 
Mr. Trefrey had tripped when leav- 
ing his oflftce, stumbing over in the 
dark passageway and in falling may 
have struck his head on the cement. 

Mr. Trefrey left his home Sun- 
day evening to go to the theatre to 
arrange the advertising matter for 
the following week. He phoned to 
his wife about 11.15 he would 
.shortly return. When arriving 
home he appeared dazed and mum- 
bled he had received an awful 
bump. Immediately becoming un- 
con.sclous, the manager was re- 
moved to a hospital where ho died 
without regaining his senses. 

The deceased had been manager 
of the local Pantages for four years. 
Ho wan formerly a newspaperman, 
well known In Canada and the 

Statics. .-. 'V^' :■;■■ ■ . ' -■ •• '■■'■■ ■ ;. 



NEW ZEALAND. 

AUCKLAND. 

HIS MAJESTY'S.— "The Masquc- 
raders." 

KING'S— Stocl; Co. 

TOWN HALL.— English Pierrots. 

OPERA HOUSE.— Ferry. Marie 
Ilka and Les Woods, Frefo and Son, 
Carlton and Sutton, Gus T. Raglus, 
Fm De TIsne, Grahame and Phillips, 
Geo. Hurd, Newman and Wynne. 

CHRISTcixjaCH. 

GRAND— "The Daughter Pays"; 
"The Purple Cyphrr." 

LIBERTY.— C. K. Yotms. "The 
Forbidden Woman"; Carrie Lancely 
Co. 

OPERA HOUSE. — Digger Co.. 
Haagen Hollenbergh, Wendy and 
Alphonse. Gladys Vercna, Eddy Mar- 
tin, Hurley and Bent. 



DTOEDIi^ 

PRINCESS.— C^onnars and Paul, 
Two FL^.ers, Keeley and Aldous, 
Phil PercWal, Miliar and Ralnijy. 

WliLLETeXON. 

G. a H.— "SInbad the Sailor." 
HIS MAJESTY'S.— Vardel Bros., 
Art Touchert, Gibbons Duo, Rev., 
Frank Gorman, Yaude and Verne. 



"Irene" is a smashing hit In Mel- 
bourne. 



"Lilac Domino" has 
157th performance. 



passed its 



Beatrice McKenzIe and Co. ar- 
rived on the Sanoma under contract 
to Fuller's, Ltd. 



After "The Sign on the Door" fin- 
ishes Its season William J. Kelly 
may play lead In "Scandal," secured 
by Williamson -Talt. 



SHOW REVIEWS 

FULLER'S (Sydney). — Business 
Is away off this week. Taro Yasuda 
gave the bfn a flying stait with his 
clever Juggling. Deft Dee did three 
numbers which got nothing, but 
landed with her dancing. Beatrice 
McKenzIe and Raye Dawn mad^ 
their first appearance and fell down, 
only the whistling of Miss Dawn 
■avlns the act. The settings are 
fine. 

Corona did four numbers on th# 
comet and passed away. Heni# 
French, closing the first half, drew 
^wn big applause. Bellora, mimic, 
went over big. Bessie Slaughter 
oang three numbers to success. 
Bitty KUIctt was the hit of the blli 
and although In his eighth week i^t 
this Ibcuce, pulled a riot. Keating 
and Hoss In their fifth week weat 
ever for a hit next to closing. Yajik 
and Jean held them for the finish, 
Aet Is very neat and looks good. 

P/JLACE.— "Nightie Night." Jof 
Coyae has struck a winner In thv 
p?ay and Ib packing the theatre. The 
piece Is tho best farce seen here 1q 
years. Joe Coyne, as the husband 
v/ho Is always in trouble, does his 
beot work, and is a riot. Marie Le 
Varre, as the actress, Is very funny 
and trtiares with Mr. Coyne the hon- 
ors of the piece. Marge Bennett, as 
the jealous wife, gets every ounce 
out cf the part. Sydney Sterling 
and Rubl Trelease are very fine la 
their respective parts. Williamson* 
Tait have given the production an 
elaborate mounting. The piece 
should run at least 12 weeks. 

CRITERION.- "The Sign on the 
Door." Williamson-Tait seem to 
have struck another hit in this play, 
which made Its appearance two 
we?.ks ago. The first-night audi- 
ence cave the p'ay a great recep* 
tl?n. Press notices are very favor- 
able, and by all appearances the play 
Is over. The piece Itself Is a real 
thriller. 

Maude Hannaford, as Ann Hunnl- 
well and later en Ann Regan, Is one 
of tho finest drc«natic artists to ever 
visit this country. William h 
Kelly proved himself sl finished 
actor ojnd shares with Miss Hanna- 
ford the acting honors. Charles 
Wlilte plays the heavy and scor^ 
for his acting of an unsavory part* 

H. R. Roberts as the waiter and 
later the District Attorney gave ft 
masterly reading. Dorothy Sec« 
combe as the daughter, Helen Re* 
gan, was very good. The play wai 
produced by George Parker. 



3D A. A. F. MEETING. 

Speakers Mention Disappointment 
with Attendance. 



Bert Bailey Is to revive "Grumpy." 
Play was done here a few years ago 
by Cyril Maude. 



Mario FranchonlttI has Joined 
the Wllllamson-Talt pantomime, 
"Humpty Dumpty" as prlm:lpal girl, 
replacing Edith Drayson. 



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WEIL PRODUCING. :^ v ' 

E. A. Well, connected with the 
William MorrJs enterprises in an 
executive capacity until recently, 
heads u now corporation titled R. 
& W. Productions, which will 
aprcializc in prod\icing for vaude- 
ville. 

The Initial offoring of the new 
concern will be .Molly .Mclntyre and 
13. C. Ililllan*; in an act written by 
Mr. llllliam. Several other acts 
are In course of preparation by K. 
Sc W.. among which is "A Modern 
I)<m Juan," f^'aturini? a male star. 
Four women will be In the cast. 



"Firefly," a new comic opera, 
opens at Her Majesty's April 80. 
Cast Includes Ralph Errolle, Claude 
Flemmlng, Geo. Gee, Hugh Steyne, 
Edith Drayson and Renee Maxwell. 

Wlrth's Circus goes on the road 
this week after eight weeks at Hip- 
podrome. Apdale's Zoo Is tho.head- 
llner. 



The third public meeting of the 
A. A. F. of the Four A's was held 
last Thursday night, again in the 
Bijou, New York. 

The attendance wa.s markedly 
lighter than at the previous meet* 
ings, commented upon by the speak- 
ers, who, after Inviting the audi-- 
nee to seat themselves farther down 
front, expressed disappointment *t 
the lack of interest. 

Tfi^ principal speakers, as usual, 
i;«^renIaiTy Mountford and WIlHani 
J.;Fitzpatrick. 



Billy Eltlotr. the black face come- 
dlans, was married to Sadie Maguire 
of the "Lilac Domino" this week. 



Harry B. Burcher, producer for 
Williamson-Tait, returned by "Son- 
oma" after a trip abroad in search 
of attractions for his firm, 

Nancy Stewart, daughter of Nel- 
lie Stewart, returned from the 
States last week. Miss Stewart may 
olgn with WJUIamson-Talt. 



HODKINS' HOUSES CLOSING 

For the first time .since affiliatlnK 
with tho Pantages ofllce, the Hod- 
kins hoti.-^es located in the Sontli- 
west are considf ring clo.^ing wilhiJi 
(h<^ next two w** k.**. 

The housi'.s; will r main dark over 
the viimmer. 



Kath and Vera Shearer are break- 
ing In a new sister act for the Vul- 
Ipr circuit. Mi.-^s Kath Shearer was 
with the Ward and Sherman revue 
company. 



EMPRESS, ST. LOUIS, IN AIE 

Chicago. June 1. 
It i.s .v*^uovted the Empress, St 
Louis, playing Pantages vaudevill« 
for the last year, will have a change 
of policy for the ccynlng season. 

It is rumored the Shub*ris have^ 
had their men looking over thi». 
house for a possible St. :^-ouit^ 
vaudeville stand. It is also said 
that I. H. Herk, of the Am. iican# 
burlesque wheel, has sent out feel-y 
ers to annex this house to his chain. 
I it Is right around the corner from 
the Rialto, an Orpheum, Jr.. stand, 
and is situated in one of th^ busi- 
est homo sections of St. Louis. 



Keating and Ross, playlnp the 
Fuller circuit, report that an act 
named McKoy and Walton are using 
their finish. The bit, they say, was 
used by Keating and Ross all over 
tho Statc.«». Ralph Walton was 
Clar.i Keatlng'fi partner during the 
absence of Harry Ross at tho front. 



re 



Stan Leslie who has been with 



More Acts at Far Rockaway. 

Tho Columl.ia. Far Rockaway. the 
cently opened Keith-Moss liouse 
will eliant;o from lt.<? pres»'nt !?ix af^ts 
and a feature picture to p«i!>iilar 
vaudeville i)<>]i.y June 20. Ait«'r 
that date the Columbia will I'l^^V 
nine acts, and omit the pictur*'. 

The bills will change twir. w**^^-* 
ly, as at present. , 



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rARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



Chicago 



STATE-LAKE THEATRE BUILDir 



CHICAGO VAUDEVILLE SHOWS 



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ICAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

^ ChiCEflTO, June 1. 

' This house has seen the writlnc: 
Aft the wall and will have a change 
at prices starting next week and 
•ttifl the cioriiiig of thf ral.ioo. that 
l^Uld swell receipts. The bill this 
veek is of the summer variety, light 
in most respects. This is especially 
true of the No. 2 and 4 acts. There 
ptv better acts playing the four-a- 
iay. but it would work a hardship 
on the booking managers to go and 
gee them; therefore, following the 
course of least reaisteneo, they give 
what they want to. After 10 years, 
more or l«.s8, on «mall-tfnie. the big- 
time bookers hear about a few of 
them. 

This .Mooms so with nlmoHt every 
get on this bill, they huving been in 
most of the small houses around 
here and are now on the big time 
with practically th*» same act. Two 
ihoiiUI be sent back to whence they 
came. 

The Nagyfyp, a novelty Are eating 
ftct that should come back to favor 
as it caused lot of tulk, started the 
ihow off well, taking more than the 
usual bends allotted to an opener. 
They have worked their tricks up 
to a climax and one docs not have 
to vitiuallze but can understand 
what they are doing. Ben Harney 
might be the originator of ragtime, 
but he has allowed plenty of young - 
iters to outstrip him and what was 
ragtime in his heyday, is not now. 
Ilarney has not kept abreast of the 
times cither in his piano playing. 
4ancing or talk. 

Richard Kean must have glowed 
with realization of his dream to 
|>lay here at one of the big houses. 
For many years he tried to con- 
rlnce we.siern bookers of his ability 
Mm an actor of parts, but failed to 
tven get inside the sacred portal.*?. 
Now he comes back with imprcs- 
jAonfi of famous actors from famous 
plays and proves that the small 
actor of today is the big timer of 
tomorrow. Kean has a magnetic 
personality and a voice to put him 
over with a sense of characteriza- 
tion that finds a reward in plenty 
61 applause. 
^ Ash and Hymans have dug deep 



and far to piece together their pres- 
ent act. The boys have been seen 
with other partners and have made 
good, but with the present routine 
there is not one thing to recommend 
them for the two-a-day or their 
spot. For the uUeniioiv a«id up- 
plause they gdt they might Just as 
well been on first or last and save 
some perfectly good time. 

Aileen Stanley, looking like a cool 
breeze from our own I^ake Mich- 
igan, had to start the show all over, 
which she did and to a hit. Miss 
Stanley has a well, arranged routine 
of numbers and does them all be- 
fore lawving the stage, but was 
forced to come ba<'k for an encore. 
.Ilmni.r X^ucas had tough sledding 
and worTced his head off to put it 
over, which he succeeded in doing 
after some strenuous efforts. Ar- 
man Kali/, and Co. were the head- 
liners and put over probably the 
biggest girl act production in 
vaudeville. He utilizes more than 
a chorus, as each one of his girl.s 
can do something. His costumes 
and scenery are spick and span and 
his playlet carries a morality plot. 
Olsen and Johnson stepped over 
from the Palace Avhere tluy were 
last week, and repeated their hit. 
They make all audiences look alike. 
Wilbur and Adams fooled the crowd 
in staying a little longer than usual 
by opening with a cute bungalow 
interior and not going into their 
kockabout acr(»bats for fully four 
minutes. 




There 



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Only 

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MODUTE 
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PALACE, CHICAGO 

Chicago. .Iiine 1. 

A ijacked house. thre»' heudliru-is. 
a strong feature and plenty of 
comedy. What more can one ask 
for their money? That's what this 
house is selling this week to its 
customers. Anna Chandler. Ilai- 
riet liempel and Xat Nazarro, ,Ti-.. 
are the triple headllners, while 
Ruby Norton is ylhe runner up for 
honors. They all deserved the bill- 
ing and ran neck and nock for 
applause. 

Ramsdells and Dcyo. direct from 
the Majestic, repeated to their 
usual quota of bows. P'lmer Kl 
Cleve. with his xylophone, put over 
a show stopper in the deuce spot. 
He lives up to that old axiom, "It's 
not what you do." etc. His selec- 
tions are commonplace, but, wow. 
how he goaled 'em! 

Langford and Frederick in their 
fiirewell appearance before sailing 
for the other side were well received 
and never went better in their lives. 
What a peachy little skit they have 
made of their act and what sweet 
performers. They truly have all the 
ingredients that go to make the big 
time, clothes, ability and per- 
sonality. 

Ruby Norton, with Clarence 
Senna at the piano, came out a 
stranger, but not for long. She 
sang, danced, whistled — going from 
opera to jazz. She proved an enter- 
tainer of the first water. Chicago 
does not forget, and next time Mi.ss 



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Norton comes here she will be 
greeted with open arms. A word 
of praise is due Senna for his im- 
maculate appearance and his han- 
dling of the ivories. Mosa and Frve 
didn't even mention "How high is 
up?"— they keep ahead of the times 
and that is released busines.*? for 
them. The only gag they used from 
last week was "Where does tho 
light go when it goes out?" The 
boys answered plenty of encoreH, 
hnrmonlzlng three times and never 
with the orche«tra. 

Harriet Rempel can always be 
relied upon for something new. 
This time it is a little fantasy of 
life in three close-ups, dealing with 
tho boy that left his sweether t to 
seek his fortune but failed, and the 
love that burns eternal with the 
little girl left behind. Played with 
sincerity and an able cast, it could 
hardly fail. Miss Rempel takes two 
parts, one as the sweetheart, young 
and full of hope, and the other as 
the little old woman who has waited 
with hope springing eternal. She 
does both roles with equal abilky 
and is due for bigger stuff. Anna 
Chandler has made hers almost a 
two act — Sidney LAudfield working 
lii.s way throughout the entire act. 
H • deserves all he can get. I^aiid 
field should get rid of that smirk 
he carries when walking oft" the 
stage. It ha.s become a satisfied 
look that is objectionable and will 
only hold him back. Miss Clmndlfr 
sang three simgs that were injected 
with talk that went over for an old- 
l'ashi(»ned Palace hit. 

Nat Nazarro. Jr., deserves nioie 
than hit :tnd applause honors that 
he really got — he deserves a nu-dal 
from the Orpheum Circuit for not 
l«)»inK one customer, which seems to 
be the answer to all the pr«)pa- 
ganda now put out for the tiis- 
t<miers to wait for the last act. It's 
III) to tl.»' act. Nazarro has be mi 
seen around heie less than many of 
oil I- b(>st usual closing acts, so it 
could not be because he is w»ll 
known; it's just that they wait t » 
see wbat they have to sell. If it's 
what tln'y want, they stay, if not. 
the ozone. Nazarro gave them what 
tbe.\ wanted and after completing 
his act was forced to another en-} 
<ore. The act carries a little girl. 
Bernice Speer, who ran Jr. a clo.^;" 
race for uttenlion through her ;icro- [ 
batic dancing and back kicks. She 
has the grace and appearance. The j 
act cl(»s( d the show sharp ■,i\ 11 
bells. 



STATE LAKE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, June 1. 
While other houses suffer on holi- 
days and good weather, this one 

seems to prosper and grow fat. It 
was the same this holiday, capacity 
with a holdout of several hundicii 
by 1 o'clock. 

Three P^alcons opened the frolic 
with some fast bits of ring and bar 
work. Joe Laurie. Jr., was on alto- 
gether too early for his style of mm 
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FOREST PAKK FIGHTING. 

Chicago, June 1. 
Attorneys Stedman, Soclke and 
Johnson, have filed a bill with the 
Circuit court for an Injunction In 
behalf of the Forest Park Amuse- 
ment Company, against the village 
of Forest Park. The bill seeks to 
restrain the Mayor, Chief or I»olice 
and a Board of Commissioner.^ of 
the village from interfering with 
the opening of the park. The park 
has always been known to be \ery 
free with concessionaires, and there 
have been numerous complaints. 



BAMBOO n^ CUTS PKICliS. 

Chicago, June 1. 
The Bamboo Inn, formerly Lamb's 
Cafe, which has always had a big 
show clientele, announces a .-^'aslied 
cut in food prices, based upon mar- 
ket fluctuations, this at the star « or- 
ner of the Chicago rialto, to-.*. 



BUTTERFIELD CIRCUIT 
NOW BOOKED BY BURT 



Keith, Western, Takes Over 
All Michigan Routing 

ChJcago. June 1. 
The Butterfleld Circuit, while it 
will continue as it has been from a 
theatre standpoint, has ceased to 
exist from a booking angle. It has 
been absorbed by the Keith (west- 
ern) office and will be booked by 
Glen Burt, who will have an assis- 
tant. Heretofore Arthur Denman 
booked the Butterfleld string and 

took orders from Butterfleld only; 
Kurt is under C. S. ("Tlnk") Hum- 
phrey and in a Keith, not Butter- 
fleld, employe. 

THIa will in no way change the 
situation or condition for acts, 
except that it will help to knit the 
Butterfleld weeks more closely into 
the mid-west time, which comprises 
the Humphrey lists and the W. V. 
M. A. and Orpheum. Jr. houses. 

CJeorge Lukes has been selected 
as Burt's assistant, and Burt now 
has 19 weekH. the largest book In 
the Middle West. 



- BENEFIT BIGGEST EVER. 

Chicago, June 1. 

The American Theatrical Hospi- 
tal benefit was the biggest and most 
profitable in the history of this in- 
stitution. The takings passed 
$12,000. 

A. J. Jones, Harry J. Ridings. C. 
S. Humphrey and Raliili Kettering 
were the principal managers of the 
event. 



DENMAN TO ^^'J^'^.ZT^lLl 

Booker Has Not CloMd for Kal- 
cHeim S^etk. 



Chicago. June 1. 

Artliur Denman, aruiuunced hm 

succeeding Nat Kalohelni In th« 

W. V. M. A. booking ofTlcos, has 

not yet definitely accepted. It is 
undei*sitU)d thai Deninjtn 1ms. a ten* 
tative offer to take over the small 
Interstate bookings here and per- 
haps the main Interstate routings 
In New York when Cella Bloom 
retires. 

Sam Tishman, the Association 
booker, Ih also named for the New 
York Interstate post, with the prob- 
ability in the event of his taking it 
that Denman may remain here and 
take the Kalcheim and Tl^<b'ruan 
books. 



DIVORCES 



Chii'ago, June 1. 

Benjamin iktueben, of the Hun- 
garian Rhapsody, granted a decree 
of divorce fix>m Mrs. Vivian Rueben 
(Vivian Holt, of Holt and RoKe- 
dale) grounds of desertion, John- 
son & Horr, attorneys. 

Benjamin H. Khrllch filed divorce 
proceedings for William H. Fiddler 
against Susan P. S. Fiddler, charge 
ing desertion. He also filed divorce 
for Dorothy Rolfs Bula against 
Klmer A. Bula on grounds of cruelty. 



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tin- .staK< <loor. It was eith«r ih<' 
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[CHICAGO SHOWS. 

(Continued from page 7) 

Kot that there weren't enough 

but that they were not ready 

Laurie's humor. 

m and Graves in a talking 

U, showing a **BUmp" of 

\eiroom and bath, had 

)&ny situation to put over a 

in this largd hcwaSi Bert 

Wheeler bav« a mighty 

lor any theatre. They took 

. outage of the good humor of 

>ird and easily scored. John- 

ter and Johnson were the 

hit. From the way they 

laughs and applause they 

make a run of a couple of 

__ here. 

Ilth Clifford, assisted by Roy 
im, is making her semi-an- 
il visit. The folks out in front 
gently remembered her by 
iding her a royal welcome. She 
got together one of the best 
lies of numbers she hda had, 
delivered with a vengeance. 
Bft's Dogs didn't arouse much 
ition until the houndn were 
jht on for the leaping bit. and 
whooped it up. 
fRyan and Bronson and Corinne 
ton Revue did not appear at this 



McVICKER'S, CHICAGO. 

Chicago. .Juno 1. 
ilfemor!ul Day parado;*. picnit-.s 
outings were Jonahs for at- 
mdanco. especially on thr> flr.st 
irtiftws. Barely 50 scattered them- 
lelvpn througliout the main floor. 
Because Monday brought a new 
ihow to the house no extra per- 
formances were put in. The Bimbos 
held up the show for If* minutes, 
due to delayed baggage. The show 
itarted that much later, with the 
Stanley Broth^r.s appearing first. 
The boys wear hard eollars while 
worlcing. and as they do strenuous 
ring and wire walking stuntr.. the 
crowd lelt uncomfortable. Tluy 
work with snap. One 6t the hoys 
holds th»» end of a slaek wire in his 
km jaws and the other chap works 
,iOn the wire. Joe Paramo suffered 
k cut in time, and flew through his 
warmonica, harp and one-stringed 
instrument playing. Mayhe when 
JhB pla>s his entire alloted time he 
ves more of it to the one-stringed 
traption, from whieh he extracts 
Ic that sounds like a violin. It 
ed from the comments passed 
popular numbers on this In- 
ent were more appreciated 
"II Trovotore." Paramo is a 
th, polished artist and has a 



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entrance. 

Eddi* Allen and Doris Canfleld 
have a spicy dialo^r. sweet voices 
and plenty of appearance. They 
work before a bazaar drop, Allen 
being the sucker for Canfleld's char- 
ity pleas. The man might pick all 
ballads for his crooning, as one 
num.ber waa not suited for his voice. 
The "I Got a Cold" song by the girl 
is mlsci^st. Nat Vincent came next, 
assisted by Bland Franklin singing, 
or is It vice versaT Vincent is a 
writer of popular songs and has not 
been seen often enough to be the 
popular writer of popular numbers. 
His appearance, piano playing and 
remarks hit the mark. Like most 
song writers, Vincent has a fair 
voice, but is a better melody mas- 
ter than a warbler. Miss Franklin 
has followed the latest hair dressing 
styles and shows her ears. She is 
a heavy set woman, attractive and 
Jolly. Her voice is high pitched and 
acceptable. Everything said by the 
duo is ii> verso and they pleased 
the crowd enough to take an en- 
core. Powers, Marsh and Delmere 
present harmony singing. Two men 
are dressed sailor style and the 
third as a hobo. The electrical har- 
bor drop is an asset to the act. 
They lassoed singing laurels and 
were a sensation. Neal Barrett, as- 
sisted by two men and a girl, of- 
fered the familiar skit. "Itounder of 
Old Broadway," played by various 
people and at different times. As 
usual the electrleal drop of Broad- 
way got much attention. The pres- 
ent cast worked hard and applause 
now and then interrupted the char- 
acter acting of each one. 

I.loyd and Whitehou.^e. Beaggy 
and riaus, Henderson and Halliday 
and the Bimbos were not seen at 
this show. 



work with more pep than at some 
of his other performances. He 
couldn't help it, because the crowd 
hoorayed every line of hig and ap- 
plauded hia cast. Murray and 
Voelk has a nondescript act chucked 
full of comedy. A man enters and 
sings a number, in the middle of 
which a lot of hammering is heard 
back stage. Singer picks up curtain 
and yanks a boob out. He is bawled 
out and drops and picks up his 
trolisera all the tifne. Th^ l»oob 
does Hebrew talk and is the entire 
act. The duo carried home a 
"stopped the show" diploma. 

Khaym was a holdover from the 
first half. The act is mental 
telepathy. He uses the stage full 
of Oriental drapes and props. Two 
peachy looking girls pass through 
the audience with slips, and instead 
of walking back onto the stage they 
run. The demonstration of Khaym 
was flawless and very good. The 
only suggestion that can be made is 
his eight minute speech about him- 
self being born In Bombay could be 
made more Interesting and short- 
ened. When Khaym thinks of a 
name he snaps his fingers. His 
enunciation is perfect. 



AMERICAN, CHICAGO. 

Chicago. .Tune 1. 

"Clothed for the r-^ason" goes in 
from of the theatre after this week. 
This Orphcum Junior house has 
played some very pretentious bills 
and' given the neighborhood big 
iiuu- shows for small time prices. 
Most likely the books show substan- 
tial profits, for at most all perform- 
ances a full house was present. 
The last half wax as standard as 
previous line-ups. Tuscano Broth- 
ers, axe wielders. came first. The 
hoys handle Roman axes, Juggling 
them as though they were clubs. 
The act soem« built for outdoor at- 
tractions, and as a vaudeville turn 
has not much entertainmant value 
Most of the time the crowd is half 
seared that one of the boys may 
miss an axe, so the final trick is 
not heavily applauded. It took a 
little time to recover after Tuscanos 
closed . 

A picture served to permit the 
crowd to recover their equilibrium, 
but really was shown to set the 
stage for Warner Tind Cole, who 
open in one and go into three. They 
bill themselves "On and Off," and 
speaks for Itself. Bigelow and 
Clinton took many bows. One man 
sings and the other plays the piano. 
The combination is good, wi.th both 
men carrying appearance and tal- 
ent. The very walls shook from 
the laughter Bert Baker and Co. 
created with their sketch. "Prevari- 
cation." The act is new in the 
smaller houses. Baker seemed to 



the stage manager in hysterics by 
tiolding the stage longer than 
booked. The man acts as a half wit 
and knocks the crowd cuckoo. The 
girl, with her Jet-black crop of hair, 
makes them sit up and take notice. 
F^rank Ward came on next, to be fol- 
lowed by five girls billed as "Five 
Musical Queens." They are not 
quite queens in looks, but make up 
for it by stngl g and brass playing. 
The glrla all dross alike in black 
evening'gownK, v.'orklr»g before light 
blue drop in two. The postures of 
the two girls who sing in distract- 
ing; they should stand erect. Lee 
Mason and a sketch "Woman" not 
seen at this show. 



OBITUABT 
MAY COLLINS 

May Collins, in tbe Hippodrome 
ballet and also a water girl, died 
suddenly at her home in New York 
Sunday night, May 29. 



Paggy Wilson 
Catherine Hayes, known profes- 
sionally as Peggy Wilson, died May 
29 in New York at the home of her 



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KEDZIE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, June 1. 

The men in the audience and the 
orchestra in this house sat through 
the hot weather minus their coats. 
At fir.st sight it had the appearance 
of a negligee show instead of a 
vaudeville show. Bootli and Nina 
appeared first before tlie silk-shirted 
spectators and went through their 
snappy routine witliout a hitch. 
Miss Xina. a darling girl, contrili- 
ute<l more than her appearance to 
Booths cycle work. They tapped 

the strong hox marked "applaud" ^, y^, . ,, ..,.. ., ^ . .. v 

verv heavily. Fulton and Hurt I ^'i^'>^'' ^^^•»<*'>«"<' ^^i"*?^'' ' Deluth>. 
showed some pretty drapes but not die«l .May 19 and was buried from 
niuih entertaining values. Tite 
men, it seemed, attempted to dis- 
play a carefree attitude about his 
work, but the attitude could be in- 
terpreted as Indifference. The 1 
woman looke«l and dressed in good j 
fashi»)ii. Singing and talking is tlie i 
nuv.'l<us of their offering. .1. C Nu- 
ge;it carried the feature billing, i 
Nugent knows he must tell a tritle ; 
different line of talk here than ;it 
big time houses, and though a few 
ot his lines were over these cus- 
tomers' heads he hoisted the flag of 
victory. McLallan and Carson were 
up against it. The roller skating hit 
its mark, but the monolog was dead- 
wood. This is unusual, and a num- 
ber of excuses eould be offered na a 
cause. 

. Bobhe and Nelson also found talk 
not wanted. It waa the singlrvg i 
wliffch was responsible for the many 
bends that they took. Particularly 
in their case the talk Is inconsc- 
queniial ,and could stand an over- 
hauling. Both men have voices 
which can be heard two blocks from 
the theatre, especially when they 
chant opera numbers. One man 
gets a lot of attention on his queer 
facial expressions. Lillian Jewell 
l^-aulkner, billed as the "Miniature 
Revue,", closed the show. All her 
manikins were ple-asing, while her 
baseball final bit topped oft this fine 
act. 



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Local vaudeville houses closing 
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RIALTO, CHICAGO. 

ChicaKO, June 1. 
No act remarked about Memorial 
Day, althoush It had arrived. Frank 
Ward was obliged to draw the 
crowds, as he was heavily placarded 
and billed. Ward returned with his 
identification mark of "the dancing 
dolls." but preceded it with a mono- 
log about how crazy every one is, 
including himself and the audience. 
He worked breezily, deftly and 
chummily. Most of his comments 
blazed into hearty laughs, and this 
made an easy path for his encore of 
the "dolls." Ward was anticipated 
and proved his billing, "America's 
Most Popular Entertainer." was no 
kidding. He Is ready for the big 
time. Tho Larconians brf>ke loose 
with their clever backbends, 'hand- 
springs and acrobatics. It is a pleas* 
ure to see an act of this caliber, but 
thoy might make a few corrections. 
They work in Prince Alberts, re- 
gardles.s of the weather. One of the 
men attempts to show grace, such 
as is seen with interpretative danc- 
ers, through hand actions. This 
could be eliminated. £Mward Hill 
(lid some clever things with a sponge 
and paint. Hill makes drawings 
and inserts witty remarks, only tliey 
are hard to hear. Plunkett and Ro- 
I nj.'iin*' (lanced Uirjb«rly. They have 
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ion. They are followed by (Jeorge 
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in»< maiden. Hoth sing, the man 
taking the brunt of the offering. He 
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Smith and Cook, two men, sold 
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Th«' master marksman traveHty is 
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BURLESQUE 



Friday, June 3, 1921 



1 



COLUMBIA HOUSES & PRODUCERS 
OFHCIALLY DECLARE OPEN SHOP 



National Association of Burlesque Theatre Owners 
and Burlesque Producers' Association Issue 
Statement Defining Position — Point to Need of 
Protection. 



The National Association of Bur- 
lesque Theatre Owners issued the 
statement below last week, officially 
announcing that the theatres com- 
prised In its membership will be 
operated on the open shop basis 
next season. The greater part of 
the houses listed following the 
statement, as holding membership 
In the N. A. B. T. O. played the 
Columbia wheel shows last season, 
and will play them this season. 
Bi^ou, Philadelphia; Haymarket. 
Chicago; Gayety, Baltimore, have 
flayed the American wheel shows 
lor several seasons past. 

"The burlesque Interests of the 
United States have with the ut- 
most reluctance been forced into 
protective associations in order to 
avert pending ruin. The National 
Association of Burlesque Theatre 
Owners, operating 60 theatres in 
the United States and Canada, are 
unanimously of the opinion that 
the only way thlc can be done ia 
by taking over control oX their 
properties and removing their 
business from the arbitrary and 
unreasonable domination of the 
leaders of organized labor, which 
waa lost during the prosperous 
times Incidental to the inflated 
business, due to the world's war, 
and which now, in the reaction,- 
' has become a hardship. 

One full theatrical season under 
•onditlons such as were exper- 
ienced during the latter half of 
the one just passed would wipe 
eut a business it has taken a life 
tixne of the present theatre own- 
ers and show producers to estab- 
lish. 

Owing to other lines of the- 
atrical entertainment reducing 
their prices of adxnissJon, the 
burlesque theatres have besa 
forced to reduce their prices In 
order to meet this competition and 
Bscure their share of patronag*. 

Theatre owners have been 
asked* to increase terms and stand 
additional expenses In order that 
the shows may live, and have 
agreed to do so, but when they 
ask the unionized stage hands and 
musicians, who have shared ^ith 
them the brief prosperity they 
have enjoyed, to co-operate with 
them in meeting the changed con- 
ditions for one season, they are 
met wiih insolence, threats of pen- 
alties of even higher wages and 
more exacting working condi- 
tions unless contracts are signed 
Immediately. 

To do so would be business 
suicide, and the theatre owners 
with their backs to the wall in 
defense of their business have 
been forced to declare the Open 
Shop policy for the coming sea- 
. son. ;•■■ '^ ,/■;;. . 

The wages paid will be more 
than the living wage paid for sim- 
ilar services in any line of work, 
and there will be no discrimina- 
tion in the emploj-ment of either 
stage hands or musicians Union 
men who desire work will be 
given It, ex-service men always 
being given preference. 

Many union men in our employ 
have come to us privately and 
stated that they do not consider 
our request for a cut in wagoa fcr 
tVi^ eornSrift: ^vtiSOTj linrra-soryoblf^, 
as they are aware of the serious 
slump in our business, but they 
are howled down and browbeaten 
by their leaders if they dare make 
any suggestion tending to relievo 
their employers. The dorlaratlon 
made at the musicians' meeting in 
St. Paul that "rather than consent 
to a cut in wages, the musicians 
would close every burlesque the- 
atre in America, is an evidence of 
their selfishness and attitude not 
only toward their employers, but 
also the performers who bring 
Into tho theatres the money with 
which Ihcy are paid. 

The story appe^rlnR Iti some of 
the trade papers of last \v« ck that 
the Columbia Amusement Com- 
pany had subscribed fiTtOOOO to 
a defense fund ami that the 
chorus girls' salary was to be 
fixed at $25 was without any foun- 
dation In fact. How«^'ver, all the 
burlesque theatre owners have 
pledged thcmisclvcs to dcfina 



their properties with their entire 
resources if necessar>'." 

By U. Clay Miner. 



Columbia, 
New York. 

Casino, 
Brooklyn. 

Empire, 

Newa^'k. 

Casino. 
Philadelphia. 
Hurtig & Sea- 
men's, 
New York. 
Orpheum, 
Paterson. 

Majestic, 
Jersey City, 

Empire, 
Providence. 

Gayety, 

Boston. 

Grand, 

Hartford. 

Miner's 149th St, 

New York, 

Empire, 
Brooklyn. 

Peoples. 
Philadelphia. 

Palace, 
Baltimore. 

Gayety, 
Washington. 

Gayety, 
Pittsburgh, 

Star, 
Cleveland. 

Empire,^ 

Toledo. 



Dayton. 

Olympic, 

Cincinnati. 

Columbia, 

Chicago. 

Gayety, 

Omaha. 

Gayety, 

Kansas City. 

Gayety, 

St. Louis. 

Star and Garter, 

Chicago. 

Gayety, 

Detroit. 

Gayety, 

Toronto. 

Gayety, 

Montreal. 

Gayety, 

Buffalo. 

Gayety, 

Rochester. 

Empire, 

Albany. 

Casino, 

Boston. 

Star, 

Brooklyn. 

Gayety, 

' Brooklyn. 

Bijou, 

Philadelphia. 

Haymarket, 

Chicago. 

Gayety, 

Baltimore. 



Lyric, 

The following statement, offlcially 
confirming published reports that 
the shows playing the Columbia 
wheel houses next season would 
operate on the open shop basis, was 
issued last week by the Burlesque 
Producers' Association: 

"At a meeting of the Burlesque 
Producers Association, which em- 
braces producers of the attrac- 
tions playing the Columbia 
Amusement Company theatres, 
Friday, it was decided to adopt 
for next season the open shop 
policy with regard to stage hands 
and musicians. 

"Under the present conditions 
the producers have come to the 
realization that it is impossible 
to operate the attractions with 
any degree of success from a 
financial standpoint. The stage 
hands' union and the musicians' 
union have continued year after 
year to impose conditions of a 
serious nature that have been un- 



fair to ths producer, and the 
added burden has r«ached a point 
where the producer had to call a 
halt. The majority of shows have 
just completed their financial 
statement for the fiscal year as of 
June first and find that they have 
incurred losses amounting to 
thousands of dollars and also find 
that the gross business taken in at 
the box o3l:ce has already re- 
turned to the pre-war level and 
have found it necessary to read- 
just their business to conform 
with the pre-war times. The 
stage hands and musicians' 
unions, however, while their 
salaries have mounted with the 
conditions prevailing during the 
war, have evinced no desire to 
meet the producers half way in 
trying to effect a readjustment. 
It has therefore been resolved by 
the producers of this association 
to declare an open shop policy 
and engage people on terms mu- 
tually satisfactory without inter- 
ference or dictation on the part 
of Individuals not direct parties to 
such actions. We have always 
endeavored to treat our workers 
fairly and honestly and we expect 
to continue to do so." 

At a meeting today there was a 
full attendance and the owners of 
of the following shows were pres- 
ent.: .,5 

••Bostonlans.** 

"London Belles." - 

"Twinkle Toes." "V 

"Peek-a-Boo." 

"JJngle Jingle." 

"J^y Bells.'*^ 

"Town Scandals." 

"Bon Ton Girls." . * 

"Abe Reynolds' Revue." 

"Tick Tack Toe." 

"World of Frolics.'* ' 

"Cuddle Up." 

"Bits of Broadway.** 

"Harvest Time." 

"Follies of Day." 

"Flashlights of 1922." 

Lew Kelley Show. : • . 

"Step Lively Girls." 

"Girls de Looks." 

"Sporting Widows.** 

"Maids of America." ^ ^ 

Dave Marion's Show. 

Jack Singer's Show. 

"Folly Town." 

"Big Jamboree." ' 

"Keep Smiling." 

"Hello 1922." . ; 

Sam Howe's Show# 

Hasting's "Knick Knacks." 

Billy Watson's Show. 

"Strolling Players." 

"Sugar Plums." 

"Big Wonder Show." 

"Greenwich Village Revue." 

"Odds and Ends." 

"Girls From Happyland." _ 

"Bowery Burlesquers." 



At the headquarters of the I. A. 
T. S. E. (stage hands) it was stated 
that in the event of the Star and 
Gayety Brooklyo, Gayety, Balti- 
more, Haymarket, Chicago and 
Bijou, Philadelphia, which play the 
American shows, operating on the 
open shop basis, next season, the 
five houses mentioned would be 
placed on the "unfair list" and 
"road calls" issued against them by 




TAMEO KAJIYAMA 
"WILL POWER EXPERT" 



'•'"— *«»f.,"jT,' 



Tlu' iiis'it is Baron Shid«>hara. Japan's Ambassador to «h*^ I nited 
States, to whom Knjlyania Is d«'hionstratlng his system for dual conefU- 
tratlon, possibly to be adopt«Ml in the schools of Nipi»on. 

If .lapan'a foremosf'diplomat evinres such interest In Japan's fore- 
most showman, it Is but natural that th( atregoors will do likewise. The 
I*.aron is but one of the many notables intensted in Kajiyama's marvelous 
work. This week (May 30) COLONIAL. NKW YORK; then In the fol- 
lowing or<lfr: iiarniU(»n and Foidham, New Yorl? ; Orpheum. Brooklyn; 
iiuyal, .New York; Ktitli's, iioston; Riserside and Bushwick, New York. 



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JEAN BARRIOS 

Who closed his successful season 
of 42 weeks at Henderson'^. Coney 
Island, last week. Mr. Barrios will 
leave for San Francisco. Calif., this 
week (June 30) for the entire sum- 
mer, at home. ^ 

Than'its to 
ROSE & CURTIS, Representatives. 



the union. This means the union 
stage hands and musicians would 
simply lay off during the week the 
American shows played the five 
houses mentioned, but would 
resume with llie show at the next 
I stand, providing it was a "union" 
house. 



COLEHAN aUITS HASTINGS. 

Dan Coleman, featured comic with 
the Harry Hastings show for sev- 
eral seasons past, severed his busi- 
ness connection with Hastings at 
the expiration of the season, and 
will not appear in the Hastings 
show next season. 

The Hastings-Coleman contract 
had a year yet to run, but was ter- 
minated by mutual consent. 



ANNUAL MEETINOS 

The annual meeting of the Co- 
lumbia Amusement Co. and its sub- 
sidiary corporations was scheduled 
to be held Thursday (yesterday). 

The annual meeting of the Amer- 
ican l^urlesque Association will be 
held Friday (today). 



Miss Williams' Nsw Title 

IfoUIe Williams' Columbia Wheel 
attraction for next season will be 
retitled and called "Comedies of 
1921." A book with special lyrics 
and music Is now being written by 
Stern, Marks and Haymond. The 
former appellation was Mollie Wil- 
liams' Own Show. 



Amphion's Stock Closes 

The burlesque stock company 
which had been playing the Am- 
phion, Brooklyn, for the paist four 
weeks, closed Saturday. 



Columbia People Relent — Two 
Stars Violated Regulations. 

Officials' of "thd Columbia bur- 
lesque circuit have decided to give 
the two stars of the wheel In dis- 
favor last season through the use 
of blue material, another chance. 
Both will be listed among thoss 
present when the bell rings for the 
coming season. 

Both of the artists iii question 
have promised to observe the stan- 
dards set by the wheel in the fu- 
ture and wilt eliminate any mate- 
rial objected to by the circuit Cen- 
sorship Committee. 

The offenders were warned re- 
peatedly last season no laxity 
would be allowed, but continued to 
insert the "blue stuff." 

At the end of the season it was 
decided the two people would bo 
dropped from the wheel. An appeal 
followed to the heads of the circuit 
and upon their promise to abides 
they were both allowed to remain. 



BlTRLESaUE CLUB KF.HF.AHSAL 

The Jamboree of the Burlesqus 
Club, to be held June 12 at tha 
Columbia theatre, will have a for- 
mal rehearsal day June 6 at tha 
Columbia theatre, when the matter 
of th^ public performance wi.l bo 
discussed by those who are to take 
part in it. 

It will be the first time a general 
assembly has been called for the 
Jamboree and it is expected to work 
out for the betterment of the show. 



''Psek-a-Boo's" Second, $11,000. 

The second week of Jean Bedinili 
summer show at the Columbia 
brought $11,000 into the box-offlco, 



"Hits and Bits" Renamed. 
Arthur Pearson's "Hits and Bits" 
(Columbia) will be reUtled "Bits of 
Broadway" next season. 



BUBLESaUE CHANGES 

Irving Becker, last season man- 
ager for "Naughty Naughty" has 
been engaged as manager for Rubs 
Bernstein's "Broadway Scandals," 
next season. "Broadway Scandals" 
(American) was known last season 
as "Follies of Pleasure." 

Eddie Shafer has retired as gen- 
eral manager of the JBarney Gerard 
burlesque enterprise*. Shafer will 
devote his time to producing tabs 
for vaudev^le. 

For the Cortland stock. North 
Bergen, N. J., Matt Kennedy, Billy 
Wallace, Bella Costella, Laura Hous- 
ton, Charlotte Stockdale, Jules 
Jacobs and a chorus of 12, havs 
been ergaged, with Kitty Warren, 
Union Square stock. 



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INCORPORATIONS. 



Baltic Amusement Corp., Manhat- 
tan, make tllms, 190,000; I. and M. 
Gordon, D. Kraus; attorneys, Gor- 
don. Tally & (J>ordon, 347 Fifth ave- 
nue. 



Oswego Theatre Co., Oswego, $50,- 
000; C. Sesonske. H. B. Morton; at- 
torney, J. McCaffrey. Oswego. 

8ebern Amusement Co.» Queens 
moving pictures, $10,000; J. and E. 
Segal, J. Bernstein; attorneys, Telt- 
elbaum & Janowsky. 305 Broadway. 

New Navy Theatre, Brooklyn. 
$10,000; J. Delia, C. A. Wachter. G. 
Pfeiflfer; attorneys, Davenport & 
Comer, 375 Pearl street, Brooklyn. 

Knickerbocker Theatre Co., Man- 
hattan, $10,000; V. Kavanagh, T. L. 
Allen, T. Dixon; attorney, J. J. 
Qucncer, 1151 Broadway. 

Nepperhan Amusement Co., Yon- 
kers, $50,000; M. N. and F. Christ- 
mos. I. A. Roth; attorneys, Rollin, 
Beckwith & Edie. Yonkers. 



Ludwig Film Corp., Manhattan, 
motion pictures. $10,000; .S. I^udwig, 
R. Rosenthal. T. Keppler; attorneys, 
Keppler & Hichman, 233 Broadway. 

Moore Megley Co., Manhattan, 
theatricals and vaudeville, $15,000; 
M. E. Moore, M. M. MeRloy. M. Ke- 
roff; attorneys, Thomas ^ Friedman. 
2 Rector street. 



'^'.M.C: Amusement Co., I?rook1yn, 
motion pirtnre'3, $H).00(i; (}. M. and 
K. Cohen. H. JSciiupper; attorneys, 
L. & M. lilumb'^rg. 922 Broadway. 



Latin Quarter Productions, Man- 
hattnn. theatricals. $200,000; A. L. 
.Tones. M. Green, H. Lev»ne; attor- 
ney. L. Rosenberg, 116 Nassau street. 



Little; attorneys, Lansing & Hof^ 
kins. Geneva. 



Shubsrt Vaudevills Exchangsb 
Manhattan. $10,000; M. Klein, H. B. 
and A. Diamond; attorney, W. 
Klein. 



Westchester Dodgem Operstind 
Co., Manhattan, amusement park 
devices, $20,000; B. Greenberg, N. 
Paulson, L. Rittenberg; attorney, B. 
Rogers. 

DELAWARE 
Kiibourne Gordon, plays, ballet or 
dancing ideas. $350,000; Corporation 
Trust Co. of America, Wilmington. 



Outdoor Motion Picture Corpif 

films. $100,000; Colonial Charter Co., 
Wilmington. 



Mayflower Photo Play Corp., $t6.« 
000,000; John W. McKav. Urook^yo;. 
K. A. Morlssey, New York; IMerrS 
Dupont Loucks, Oradell, N. J.; at- 
torney. Delaware Registration and 
Incorporators Co.' 



Paramount Pictures Corp., $100,- 
000; Corporation Trust Co, ©» 
America, Wlimingtun. v 



Sherry Pictures, Inc., $4,125,000; 
Corporation Trust Co. of America, 
Wilmington. 



Destruction of a Nation Co.f 

films, $1,000,000; Delaware Regl«- 
tralion Trust Co., Wilmington. 



Temple Photo Play Co., Genev.a, 
th»^ntriealH and pletures. $100,000; 
H. D. Marshall. A. G. Rogers, H. L. 



Hazefton Theatre Co., 1275000; 
attorney. Corporation Guarantee A 
Trust Co, Philadelphia. 

Willa Villa Amusement Co^ 
$120,000; attorney, Delaware R^K* 
latration Co., Wilmington. . 



Miami Studios, pho!nprni>hI<* 
films, $1,000,000; Corporation Trust 
Co. of America, Wilmington. 



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EDITORIALS 



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No. 



' Maxim's closed for the season Sat- 
urday. Perhaps it has closed for all 
time under the management that 
fgiutde the name of Maxim's as well 
- known over here as Maxim's in 
Paris is famous over there. Maxim's. 
*l^ew York, was an excellent cxanrplc 
•W the typfeal cabaret restaurant, as 
bandied in New York and as one 
khoukl have been handled anywherq. 
Maxim's was a liquor place, 
tough no New Yot-k. restaurant ex- 
celled It In quality or cooking of. its 
f90d. And it h|id a show, a floor 
^how, the first cabaret to instil! 
I/i^ne. When thf dry spell hit, Maxinr)'s 
fthoughtit could , save tlie expepse 
ll^t'the show nnd do as much, minus 
ftthat coHt. It didn't work out the 
way planned. Perhaps through 
^Maxitn's discarding Its show at the 
'Itfme othtT cabarets were flnding it 
aiOecesRi^ry either tp eularge revues 
»/or put In new ones to, attract busi- 

•'^flOSS. 

4jf With the floor show out, Maxim's 
ij,J^as»ed away, playing to the waiters 
({Only, apparently conclu.slvely prov- 
iing that il^sp'ite its atmosphere, *1tti 
liberty, food and liquor, it wa.s tlie 
r show aftt^r all that made Maxim'.s. 
,, Thnt other places were not and 
I, could not be made, by the .mIiow, al- 
vthough tried, was simply the other 
places were not Maxim's, did not 
know as much about tliat peculiar 
type of restaurant as the Maxim's 
managers did, and didnt have tlie 
kind of show or people in It who 
could make a pla.c*» as the show and 
Its people made Maxim's. 
A great place, among cabarets in 
*'4ta day, holding its own crowd, get- 
l^iiflS the best spenders in the coun- 
try, who ran up $300 to $400 indi- 
vidual checks of a night, Maxim's 
was a mint for the past six or seveo 
years. 



The Broadway, Springfield. Mass*, 
which plays vaudeville booke<!l 
through the Loew office, will del 
viate from its regular policy for th|? 
first time since "the house has been 
open for the week of June 13, playr 
Ing In place of the regular vaude*- 
vlUe show the picture, "Dream 
Street." for the full week. The Vic- 
tory, Holyoke. will also drop out 
Its vaudeville for the- last half of 
the week of June 13 to use the pic- 
ture. 



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Eva Cliirk. prima donna of "Sa- 
tires 01 19iO," was awarded the 
"Gold Palms of the Order of thJB 
Crown" by the King of the Belgians 
recently, and It was presented to her 
by the Belgian minister, Baron de 
Cartier de Man hienne. The deco- 
ration was given Miss Clark because 
the King was, once a listener to her 
Singing and was delighted. 



Benny Davis will produce the new 
ihow for lU'isenweber'a. Harry 
Delaon has been engaged. 



Edward Perkins declares he wan 
not interested linancially in "The 
Cameo IJirl," but was merely office 
manager. Paul Wooster, Nat P. 
Schmidt and other stockholders, he 
says, employed l.im at $175 a week 
from whih. he adds, $750 remains 
h , unpaid. , - 



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The annual report of the New 
York ConimiH.'«ioner of License who 
has jurindiction over theatrical 
booking agonts is com|>leted and in 
the hands of the printer. It is due 
for pub'Icatiun about Juno 15. 

John J. Livingston tlie picture 
agent recently lined %1'^> for "acting 
as an employment acent without a 
license." is understood to have 
Agreed to Mp|)Iy for a license from 
the New York commissioner. 

Joe Click went to Kansas City 
last fall a.s the Shubert representa- 
tive ;uh1 he sfialKhtway established 
hlmseu: as the Beau P.rummel of 
house managers. With the season 
over .Joe blew hack to i:iroadway 
last w.-ek. KIght off he d««clared 
him.s.H lor K. C, aid he would re- 
tirrn iii fi... i-.in. .-ip.^i, wliat was 
Jiioi.' li.. \\,,iil(l iiiti for i'ity cfnincil- 
^^n. (»rie of his cIub-fellow<. he.»r- 
^"^ 'liii speech. ventiiretl the 
Opinion tint if Joe would take a 
clitnc.. 41 oili.i. i,t all. it v.Hiild be 
<J'»«-<Mi. I,,.,- Joe laughed and said 
jn«yl.e (hat wa,s Uie iiuht hop at 
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PROHIBITION HURTING. 



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With thsatrt patrpnage down to the lowest ebb' in years, showmen aro 
seeking a reason. Two years ago they privately hailed prohibition and 
flgured that, as the public couldn't bu> Uquor, the theatre would have all 
the best of It. Reports from outdoor amusement managers in the States 
that went dry before the Eighteenth Amendment bolstered the conten- 
tion, claimed business was fifty per cent, better than in tho wet days. 

But the harder It became, to secure liquor the less Interest the public 
manlfoeted in theatres. It seems. It Is a curious coincidence that ever 
siivv^e the Gftvi^rnor of Now York tlgrned the Mullan Cag^ i\ct. which Is 
the State Enforcement Law, and goes the Volstead Act one better, 
the boxofflces have shown steadily declining statements. It may not 
be coincidence. It may mean the season is over. Evidences point to 
the ffrst contention. The slump was not confined to Broadway. It was an 
actuality all along the line. First burleaque, then vaudeville and, final- 
ly, the legitimate, with pictures in between. 



There is a good reason behind the uniform flopping of musical shows 
on Broadway. Perhaps it Is because patrons, denied the sparkling of 
a cocktail or a sip of wine at dinner, are just dead audiences, needing 
the exceptional and the sensational to arouse them. If they cannot fret 
it outside the theatre, perhaps they 6ub -consciously feer the theatre 
must supply the missing kick. It Is a tough Job to start an engine from 
dead centre, and artists may have a similar job with Volstead audiences. 



There are several bright advance mprt devoting their time dis^trlbutinp 
a petition to Congress for the repeal of the Volstead Act. They 'rankly 
state that their jobs are in danger, Th^y Miar^fe prOMbitpWl "with turning 
patrons away from the theatre, and Indirectly encouraging "prno(*le and 
home brew." Home card games and the private bottle vs; the' theatres. 
Curious thing, now that prohibition is at the elbow, mlilistera are harping 
on the gambling evil, even in the honrie card games, Thei'e is nd rest 
for the sinners, 

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Over in Jersey a movement for a big anti-dry parade is gaining much 
momentum. This dtmonstration is to occur on the Fourth of July, the 
aim being the repecU of the Volstead Act, with the substitution of light 
wines and beer. Ihoadway is interested in that parade, but New Jersey 
has no State Enforcement Act. E ther it is one jump ahead of New 
York or a step back. Just a point of view. 



FRILLS AND FAS.mONS 

By ALICE MAC 

Mae Nel.son at the Broadway this week appears attired as a youngster. 
Her frock was of peach taffeta with rows of narrow lace edging forming 
a pane^ at tlu* sides. Martlia I'ryor makes a pleasing api)earance with 
her brown bobbed hair and smile. Her gown of silver fringe, with the 
string.^ of brilliants falling from the neck to the waistline, was far more 
becoming than the cloak of gold, figured in white with the hem of 
fringe; worn by Miss Tryor. Surely she could find newer material tliari 
she is now using. . ; ^ , ■ 

The woman of Fisher and Gilmbre was neat In a frock ot saie blue 
lace that had pink roses training down the front around tho waist. A 
mauve moire ribbon was worn tied into numerous loope at the side. 

IC the miss with the fair: hair in the act of Kokin and Galette is- ih^ 
.same as the miss with .thio black l;)obbed locks, then one prefers h^er as 
the latter, but should they be tw<> individuals, then *j*orely the bobbed 
person was entitled to a bow a^ ^^he end. Her toe dahc^n^ w^s otle oi 
the best things of the act, she wearing a sl\or^ affair of biaipk ^atln that 
had panties to match. Flame shaded chiffon was the .froc^,, worn -by the 
fair one. With a wide if ash of black satin, the style pf e^at biNng that of 
an Italian, ' • , ^. it,,:;!^.*:*^.; i. .-itw 'C* 

One of the yotmg ladies with Sasha Piatov was sweet in a frock of 
pale blue net that was worked in silver fjowcrs. 



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The 81st Street this week has one of the best showh there this season. 
The CJellis who gave the bill a swinging start couldn't have gone l>ettor 
had they been the headllners. 

Mattylee Lippard, the only single woman, is a good-looking blonde, 
that showed to advantage in a gown of velvet American Ix-auty shade, 
embroidered with silver thread. For a Japanese number, a pretty cos^- 
tume was of pale blue chiffon, with the trou.sers of yellow taffeta. 

June Imcs in a velour cloth cape that had a large collar of chinchilla 
was attractive. The gown seemed to hang badly, unless that was the 
style; if so. It showed very bad taste. The gown was of heavy silver 
cloth veiled with net, fancily trimmed with blue sequins and bands of 
various shades. Miss Imes has a neat little offering, but one number 
could easily be omitted. 

Jack Princton has now a new partner, programed as Lillian Watson, 
and a sweet partner she seemed in her suit of fawn tricotino that had 
silk braid, edging the very full skirt. The coat was slightly frilled at 
the waist, showing a lining of tomato shade. 

The Jay Velie act, "Mignonette," is so called on account of one number 
he sings. Mr. Velie has collected four charming young women to help 
him out, especially the miss who does the automobile bit with him. 
She is wearing a dainty frock of grey silk, with the hem falling into 
points. Roses and silver bows were tacked here and there on the skirt, 
leaving the bodice plain, except for one rose on the left shoulder. An 
exquisite frock was worn by one of the Randall Sisters '(also In this 
act). Two shades of orange formed the color of the heavy silk material, 
and the miss called Illinor was nice in pink net that had numerous ruffles 
of taffeta half way down the skirt. The bodice consisted of pink tissue 
cloth, which had an opening back and front, revealing a dainty vestee 
of net. ■,,.,'•■•,:■• • - . ::•■■->•. • :-.:'^vr' - ' 



The Palace bill thi.s week boasted of three big revue acts, each dif- 
ferent In style, the Santley and Sawyer act gave the bill "song," 
Seabury "dances," and the Marx P.ros. "comedy." . . 

Hattie Darling (Marx IJros.) wore a frock of chiffon that fell In num- 
erous folds, but Miss Darling would look much better luid she worn a 
tight-fitting bodice under the sheer, j>ale pink top, ^-^f-X^f' 

Both Ca«-Ron was a !<?g faAOrite in tho Seabr.ry act. T.n her flim.^y 
frock of blue and pink chiffon, she was a ilucky figure. Tie- Hope Sis- 
ters wt»re new dresses of grey chiffon that had motifs of orange feath- 
ers. Underskirts matched the feathers. The Santley and Sawyer act 
held over from last week. Helen Kroner, in It. looking dainty as -Irene" 
in h» r Alice Ulue gown, covered with beads of that .shade, .tiid Madel- 
eine Van, as "Mary," in black satin, with a huge bow at the back of 
siivcr tinsel, was effective. -: • ' - 



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Loew's .American this week in spring- d-deaned and l.edec l;ed In all 
i llnery for the approaching sununer. The 15ori.s l'ridUi/« Dancers 
Lve color to the program, in their stately costumes of red velvet, edg* d 

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with white fur, the gowns w«Me opened down the middle .-bowing a 
panel of whit- eml>roideied in colors. After a solo rendered by the 
Kine.ing conductor, the ladies re ii>l»«a! ed lf\ native dresses of red satin, 
with the tops of pale pink trinuned with shaded sequifi'^. Many ribbons 
t'owed from the shouMers. makini? th.^ costumes (piirc picturt-tiue. 

Altli<»ut;h Clara Natiian niad" lhr«'e chintie.s, tleie was only one cos- 
tume that was .eally \.orlh wutth while, a j^hoil affair of bl nk velvet 
with which a lam was worn. The other fro.Uc looked la'hr home 
made. one lonsisting of \ellow tafftta, veiled with bl.u k ret that 
fell into l.Mit; points, e l;4ed \\\'\\ vlv' t. The hat wis I .Khorf) w :h ilow« rn 
r.«r 111 • crown, bla'k .'•ireami'! «» hung over one hH--. 

Chapman \nd King carried their own diop, r<'pr ..s^ritlng a com (rv '"o» - 
TU*» v*au>.in wee xn :ittr.ieU\e fiocU of ptWv '^I'le i!U, ihu. Uad 



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BEST PLAY OF THE YEAR. 

TTi# Pulitxer Prize of $1,000 for the best play produced during the year 
by an American on an American subject, was awarded this year to Miss 
Zona Oale for her dramatleation of her own book, "Miss Lulu Belt.** With 
all respect to the distinguished committee making the reward, to Viss 
Gale, whose talents are seemly, decorous and not to be despised, and 
to the prize-winning play Itself, this reward Is a fearsome and second- 
rate thing, obviously a dodgring of the issue. 



A comedy such as has not been written in years is current this year. 
It is by an Amerlo«n. It .\9 An, nn American «tjbjeet, I^ is pointed and 
elevated satire, with a distinguished point of view, and it is more impor' 
tnnt, more aound, strikes home with more and surer effect than anything 
slnco "The Easiest Way" — anything In the same category, that Is— and 
It Is a better play than "The Easiest Way." 



Why, then, wasn't "The Bad Man," by Porter Emerson Browne, In 
which Holbrook Bllnn is appearing, awarded the Pulitzer prize? In alt 
probability, for the reasons given above. It bites too deep. It is too 
certain, too truthful, goes too directly to a sore point, and has scored 
too devastating a success. The first sign that the highbrows would not 
accept it at Its actual value was evident In the newspaper reviews after 
it opened. They called It burlesque. 



It is more than that. It Is satire, the playwrlghter's punch with .subtle 
twists thi^t are difficult of accomplishment, but seen rarely count the 
more, and it is far away the most autbentlc contrlbutton to American 
dramatic literature made in years. ; And yet to praise it too fully i» dan- 
gerous. The distinguished committee, if they had given It the prize, 
might have been suspected of taking it serloualy, and that would never 
do— never In academic halls iat least. ' . 



TOMMY'S TATTLES 



By THOMAS J. GRAY 



It lookii as though those tortlse 'shell glasses have taken the place ot 
ciepe hair on the faces of comedians. . 



Movie mjien who made their money in America are now going to spend 
it making" pictures in Clermany. Who s.ems to have won that war that 
attracted so mu.h attention in France? 



If the Dcmpsey-Carpcntier daily training report should spread to show 
business- 
Yowl Hall— J. Alexander Jambon. who la rehearsing here for his 
forthcoming production of "Kicked By Fate," put In a very good day 
yesterday. He arose at 11 a. m., arising from his own bed without the aid 
of any props. His breakfast consisted of a short walk and an apple; it 
was not a new apple, but one held over from the day before. He then 
si)arred four rounds with his first speech. At the end of the fourth 
round the author was groggy. Mr. Jambon took his bowling and curtain 
call movements at the end of which he seemed to bo very cheerful. He 
aslvcd for an advance and went to lunch. It consisted of two smiles from 
a friend he met, two dramatic thoughts and a cup of coffee, all greatly 
enjoyed. He believes In light eating while rehearsing^, saying It does 
not do an actor any good to read too many bills tf fare while learn- 
ing a part. His afternoon session consisted in light shadow boxing 
with some of his press clippings, at the end of which the press agent 
of Xl\t sho\y fainted. lie rounded but the day's work by kicking about 
bis role.tstiying it couUilnod top mafny questions and not enough answers. 
He looks as good as he. ever did, claims he will be as speedy as eiref'at 
the dinipg table ot all the American plan hotels. He assures all of 
his many followers that he wil^ bo "in there*' tearing' at them until the 
drop, of the last curtain, and. If he Is df>feated. It will be because the 
public are too strong for moving pictures. *' -t^'t 



Millionaire claims that ex-choruS ghi cost him over one millioii dot- 
lars in a yuai aiid a half. Some chorus girls are more considerate than 

others. '. \ \;-._ .,-•., 

New York Is to have an anti-prohiblllon parad«> on the Fourth of 
July. So far only aboiit five hundred thousand people have deckled to 
march. New York had an overall parade once, too. 



Order of march for any ant 1 -prohibition parade — 

Writers and composers of "drinking songs," 

Quartets who sing "For It's Always Fair Weather." 

Owners of 'drunken dog" acts. 

"Souae" comedians. 

Bartenders and all those who ever talked to ono. 



Broadway has more advertisements for movies that Broadway never 
sees than any other street In the world. 



At the end of jeach theatrical neaaon the critics u.sually pi 
best plays of the season. Is that fair? Why not pick ou 
Three polite ushers. 
Two real blond chorus girls. 
Six wealthy press agents. 

Five poor boxofllce men. •?• " 

Ten happy "First Nighters.* - ^ ^ " " v 

Klght good musical directors. ' \[- y^'*:...-'.,y/x~ 

Two smiling stage managers, ' \ '^ 

Kight good looking suits o' evening clothes. 
Four i>atlent spotlight men. • . >, i - ;^f^^ 

Twelve rough chorus men. 
but — then, maybe we are asking too much. 



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Nowadays It is easy to know what would be the most welcome thing 
you can bring when Invited to a "Hummer home." 

Who Is your favorite (lerman picture actor? 



an opening back an! frorit, revealing pane!«i of lace. This was }%*<*€ 
chaiiged fot .i .yiibifnery aff^dr of" pi»rk cloffon made up of widt^ fi<15s. 
The hat was of the same material, with white flowers dropping over 
one side. • . , 

Miss Rjcardo (fooprr and Hicardo) was amusing in her jumrer 
dre.MH of orange chiffon, bound with bands ot white wool. Someone 
whispered that this w«M'k marks Miss Uicaido's absence from the spot- 
light, as a very important event is expected in tht' Cooper household 
during August. 



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Thomas Meif^han'.s picture. 'White and rnmanied," Is an Interesting 
f'lni. Jae»|ueline Logan and CIrart? Darniond help the love interest alo?ig 
ill the pj( lure. Doth are diff- rent typey. Mi.^s Logan a brunette, while 
Mi.s.s Dannond Ih a decided blonde. It is the latter who wears the riio'^t 
el.iborale clothe.M, Miss Logan's part not callitig for any. 

One of Ml.ss Darmon«l s nutneroux evening ^owns was vt ry sfriUini::. 
ei.iiHistirig of .some soil of tinsel rnatMial. made tii^ht to the figure, endimj 
:j;to a gr.ic'-f III liain. 'J'he ;.;ou m u v» *< ^lir.riily .^lit in front from whii h 
l.nng braded tassels. The le .nidiess vva." a turban affair of the tinsel, 
v\ith blaeU p:n.idi.^«' sweeping owl nf the side. Silver sequins contributed 
to one of the ;^own>. vvhirh also was l>less<'d witli a train. Over ihi^^ 
.\iiss Dnniond uon .i hind.'-f)rnf eloaU ot j.t, enn lied wiLii a hu^je for 
'oilar. Of cdiiise, M ';^ Loijiii woi» -^onie die.M-|..M, hut tliey were very 
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ONE-NIGHT STAND CROWD 
WORRYING LEGIT PRODUCER 



Local Managements Want to "Buy" Shows or Ex- 
tort Excessive Terms — ^Texas Clean of Legit — 
Duluth Tied Up. 



Prediction that the one night 
stand problem would engage the 
serious attention of the managers 
asd that the Producing Managers 
ABsociatlon would launch a country- 
wide publicity campaign along 
unique lines was made by a shrewd 
showman this week. The P. M. A. 
proposal is a direct appeal to the 
Chambers of Commerce In the 
emaller stands, with the idea of 
having the local civic bodies foster 
the building of municipal theatres 
or to engage in such projects them- 
selves. 

Managers contend the conditions 
, on the road have so changed that 
the, increased operating costs and 
, the dema..ds of the email stand 
managers have made touring so 
difficult it is literally an impossible 
propositlcii. The problem lies in 
modifying conditions or the estab- 
lishment of theatres with less ar- 
bitral y contr^^ls, such as would be 
provideJ by municii-al iJ.catres. 

5)mall stand managers are now 
«Icmanding to buy u.tractions of- 
fered them. "Wb«re the buying of 
a eh-w is not accomplished, high 
percentage terms that make the en- 
gagement a greater risk than ever 
la submitted. 

With the entire aiate ot Texas 
''ofC the map" so far as legitimate 
attruciions are concerned, efforts to 
ii.Le.est local capital in that section 
has already been mads by New 
Y rkers. Certain oil Interests have 
been given suggestions to ccquire 
theatres. In one big Texas town 
It has been proposta that the Elks 
in building a new club house in- 
clude a theatre. 

The southwest is but one of the 
small stand territories that have 
not been getting road attractions. 
In one New England stand the same 
manager owns two theatres. One 
house is kept closed and it is Im- 
possibl for an attraction to play 
except at the manager's terms. Du- 
luth is the latest small stand to 
worry bookers of legitimate attrac- 
tions. The new Lyceum there pro- 
poses to play road shows Wednes- 
day, Thursday and Friday and the 
management has announced that 
ho must be permitted to buy the 
local engagement of the first dozen 
attractions. 



FRANK FAY'S "FABLES" 
ABANDONS REHEARSALS 



Rehearsed for Six Weeks — 

Equity Called for Bond — 

$11,OCCInSoFar. 

Frank Fay's "Fables," reported in 
trouble for the past two weeks, 
when financial backing is said to 
have been suddenly withdrawn, was 
ordered disbanded temporarily Mon- 
day. The show had been rehearsing 
for over six weeks and salary pay- 
ment was due the companj'. It is 
understood the chorus was paid for 
two weeks, and the principals, who 





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AUTHORS TO WiTllHOLD PLAYS 
FROM "EQUITY SHOP" STOCKS 



Dramatists Regard ''Close Shop" Rule Fatal to 
Development of Talenl^-Two Organizations 
Merged for the Fight 



SUE CREIGHTON 

Who succeeded KITTY DONER, 
with AL JOLSON In "SINBAD," is 

now in her 45th week and is enjoy- 
ing a most emphatic and uninter- 
rupted success. 



GAS IN "IRENE" WELL 



Players Bought Oil Lease in Tsxas 
and It Blows Up. 



Nine members of the Southern 
"Irene" company, which closed its 
season in New Kngland last week, 
have been instructed to report for | got the oil fever when playing Okla- 
homa, purchased a controlling in- 
terest In an 80 -acre leasehold and 



reorganization next week, are also 
to be given salary, according to the 
plan Fay is working on. At the 
same time, it is said, the Actors' 
Equity Association has ruled a bond 
must be filed covering two weeks' 
salaries before the show can pro- 
ceed. "Whether Fay's membership 
in the A. E. A. will bring a modifi- 
cation is not known. 

"Fables" was booked to open at 
the Nixon, Pittsburgh, this Monday, 
the booking being regarded as un- 
usual, since that house has a stand- 
ing rule against opening ne;^ shows. 
Elliott Foreman was sent out in 
advance. When the booking was 
called off no funds were provided 
to bring the agent back and he was 
compelled to wire private sources for 
the necessary cash. 

Though the show Is said to be in 
good shape so far as rehearsals arc 
concerned, the production Is known 
to have been but partially started. 



renamed the property the "Irene 
Well." Each mem'-^er in the "com- 
bine" invested $330 and last week 
they pent Jamea Curran, stage 
manager with the show, to Tul&a 
to represent them. 

The fact that the drilling resulted 
recently in the tapping of a gas 
supply instead of oil appeared not 
to discourage tho artists. They 
have started preparations to sell the 
gas, though it is doubtful if a mar- 
ket can be found without consider- 
able piping. 



RUN AT OLYMPIC. 

"Sweetheart Shop'* Opens in Two 
Weeka — "Brevities" Leaving. 



PRELATE'S HIGH PRAISE 
FOR PEOPLE OF STAGE 



Archbishop Hayes Puts Play- 
ers on High Moral Plane. 



Chicago, June 1. 
"The Sweetheart Shop" will enter 

The'studi"'© g'iven'the work requIrVd 1^^^^^"?.^'!'' I" ,!f'!°_T.*l''^^._'_*^*'_ * 
certain advance payments, which 
were not forthcoming. Nevertheless 



the show is reported having spent 
$11,000. Part of the money was put 
up by an actress in the company. 



ERLANGER S GUILD PLAYS. 

Booking "Liliom" and "Mr. Fi.n" for 
Next Season. 



Olcott's Charity Week's Tour. 

Chauncey Olcott left Inniacara, 
his Saratoga home, last Wednesday 
for a weeks theatrical tour for the 
benefit of the Irish relief fund. 
Support*»(T by a strong ca.^'t, he will 
present "MacuHhla" at Pliil:*delphia, 
Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Washing- 
ton and Buffalo. 



summer run. It is a return engage- 
ment after a lorfg absence. 

"Dream Street" will follow 
"Broadway Brevities" next week 
into the Studebaker. 

The Playhouse closes this Satur- 
day. ::. , 



The luncheon of the Cotholic 
Actprs' Guild, given at the Hotel 
Astor Thursday afternoon ^t last 
week, at which Archbishop Patrick 
J. Hayes of the Diocese of New 
York was the guest of honor, was 
notable fot the number of promi- 
nent stage people in attendance. 
The list included David Belasco, 
John McCormack, Dorothy Jardon, 
Wilton XAckaye, Pedro de Cordoba, 
William A. Brady, Augustus 
Thomas, Brandon Tynan, Chauncey 
, Olcott, Grant Mitchell, Emmett Cor- 
rigan, Frank McGlynn, Victor Her- 
bert, Tom.my Gray and Dorothy 
Donnelly. 

Archbishop Hayes spoke elo- 
quently in praise of the theatre and 
its people. The Archbishop's high 
opinion of stage folk is summed up 
in the following excerpt from his 
address: "If you .«»hould take the 
men and women of the stage and 
compare them with the stars of 
society in general — and I mean by 
society the wealthy and cultured — 
I think they would compare very 
favorably; if you were o judge by 
the pfess of today." 

Former Supreme Court Justice 
Victor J. Dowling stated in his 
speech that Archbishop Hayes 
planned to make the Catholic Ac- 
tors' Guild a national institution. 
Other speakers were Wilton 
Lackaye, Augustus Thomas, Wil- 
liam A. Brady and Father Francis 
P. Duffy, chaplain of the 69th 
Regiment. Over 800 were present, 
among them a number of promi- 
nent clergymen, both Catholic and 
non -Catholic. Brandon Tynan pre- 
sided. 



Tryout In Stock. 

George Broadhurst's newest pro- 
duction is being tried out in stock 
this week in Toronto. The piece 
is called 'The Reason Why," writ- 
ten by Mrs. Trimble Bradley and 
Grant MorrLs. 



GIVE UP ARLINGTON. 



Shuberts' Lease Expiring on Former 
Castle Square. 



A. L. Erianger has secured 
"l-iiliom" for the road next season. 
This is the second Theatre Guild 
attraction for that manager. "Mr. 
Pim Passes By," which moved up to 
the Henry Miller from the Garrick 
some weeks ago. also goes out under 
Erlanger's direction in the fall. 
Two other Guild productions are to 
tour under the direction of Kiciiard 
Herndon, as announced. 

"Llliom" moved from tie Garrick 
1o the Fulton last week, where it 
grossed $15,459, which is capacity 
business. The Increase in takings 
over that in the Garrick, where 
$9,000 was the best, is accounted 
for by the difference in. the size of 
the houses. The Fulton, under the 
managf^ment of Oliver D. B viley, is 
winning a reputation for* hits. It 
had 'Enter Madame" until two 
weeks ago, that attraction breaking 
all Fuiton busJnesH record?. This | 
comedy also oponed at the Garrick, 
now listed as a lucky house. 



^ COW WAS NO BULL 

' Boston, Juno 1. 
A. T. worm, the Shubcrt manager 
here, pnlled a good advertising 
stunt Monday wh< n he pot a live 
cow, put a fipn on it which read, 
"Thi.s is no bull, Tp in the Clouds* 
la a hit," and put the animal on 
exhibition near tho Solls-Floto 
circus. Despite tho true and pop- 
ular bfll'f that Boston's stroots arc 
only wid< ned cow paths, tho sipht I 
of a cuw in them Is a nov«lty. 



Tim Murphy Returns to Cast. 
Tim Murphy returned "The First 
Tear" at the Little this week. He 
was ill with pneumonia for a montli, 
during which time .Sam Keod - l <: od 
hi» roia. 




Boston, June 1. 

Tho leas© which the Shuberts 
have on the Arlington the uptown 
formerly owned by John Craig, and 
in which they have been playing 
a stock company expires this week. 
The house will then be turned back 
to the owner. The final week the 
Shuberts put into the house "The 
Unmarried Mother"* with three 
matinees for women only. Build- 
ing lots In a district near Boston 
were also given away to 100 patrons 
during week. 

When the Shuberts took the 
Arlington for a stock house they 
had a double motive. They wished 
some popular priced house in which 
to oombat the move of the syndicate 
that had taken over the Globe for 
popular priced attractions. Also 
the Shuberts were able to get a 
good line on how a stock company 
would go here, for the Arlington, 
formerly the Castle Square, was 
for years the home of a stock com- 
pany similar to the one the Shu- 
berts put in thrre. While th-ny may 
not have cleaned up anything on 
the venture it didn't cost tfiem 
much. 



Baok of the hnportant authors^ 
meeting Monday, when the AuthoM^ 
League of America and the Drama-^ 
tfsts' League merged, is said to b« 
a strong movement against the Ac-^ 
tors' Equity Association's "Equity,** 
or closed shop movement. From the 
authors' standpoint the closed shop 
principle as applied to stock com^ 
panics would affect that branch of 
theatricals more vitally than th« 
regulation afCectini^ independent 
managers. 

The planned opposition from thU 
authors will take the form of re-- 
fusal to permit the presentation o£ 
their plays in stock where the man<< 
agement agrees or has already 
started the "closed shop" system. 

It is generailly understood the 
closed shop is operating now \s\ 
nearly all stock companies. No op-« 
position to the idea came from house 
managements, who are Interested In 
putting on shows, regardless of 
provisions calling for Equity o^ 
non-Equity membership. ' 
• Authors believe that If younigp 
players are denied the 4*Ight of ap« 
pearing in the small stocks that dot 
the country the development of stars 
and promising material will be seri* 
ously curtailed. Stock e>xperlenc4 
is behind the development of prac** 
tically every big name on Broadway^ 
If new blood is discouraged, as the" 
"closed shop" plan is said to causey 
authors say plays in stock will be 
carried on by the same people alt 
the time, some of whom- "will hav^l 
grown beards in the service." 

It is not known if the present listi 
of plays available for stock usage 
can be controlled by the authors* 
but tha* the latter can control all 
future scripts is probable. How-* 
ever, the custom Is that all plays ti 
stock are divided In ownership be-* 
tween the producing managicr and 
the author, each receiving 50 per 
cent, of earnings. 

At tho meeting Monday of the twd 
authors' organizations the following 
officers were elected Jointly: Oweri 
Davis, president; Anne Crawford 
Flexner, vice-president; Edwartf 
Childs Carpenter, chairman of thfll 
council: Percival Wilde, secretary?! 
Eric Schuler, executive secretary^ 
and Henry Ersklne Smith, treas- 
urer. The new joint council is mad^ 
up of Augustus Thomas, Channing 
Pollock, Cosmo Hamilton, J, Hart-^ 
ley Manners, Rlda Johnson Young*! 
Roi Cooper Megrue, Avery Hop- 
wood, Montague Glass, Rita Wey- 
man, Jules Eckert Goodman, Jarae* 
Forbes, Gene Buck and William 
Cary Duncan. A consulting council 
on author - manager - producer-ac^ 
tors personnel was also elected, con* 
slsting of George M. Cohan, William 
Gillette, John Golden, WincheU 
Smith and Jane Cowl. 

During the winter the authori 
came out strongly against th« 
Equity closed shop princip**, and 
the supposed movement to check- 
mate the system In the stock field 
is the first step of the writers U> 
this end. 



WALTHALL ONE-NIGHTERS. 



Returns to Los Angeles Aft^r Lon0 
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AUTO MAN COMPOSER. 

Lewis Genslcr, the New York 
re|>rosentative of an automobile tire 
concern, has been added to the list 
of composers playing interpolated 
numbers in the new Lew Fields' 
revue, "Snapshots of 1921," to oc- 
cupy the Selwyn for the Sumnif-r. 

The j:f'lcctions made by Fields 
from tho compositicms submittod hy 
the tiro man are Gensler'g first. 



FLORENCE MOORE 

Aft<r Jin a'». «'noo <if five years returned to vaud< villo this week (May 
30) at K« ith'K liivirside, N«w York. • 

Unut'i liic peisonal Diana^ement, A. H. Woods. 



Give Back Theatre. 

Tin. Dominion, Ottawa, which has 
j been included Sn tho Trnns-Cannda 
I Theatrop. Ltd., circuit, hag been 
turned back to its owners. The 
house failed to prove a money- 
maker as a legit stand last sea- 
son. King W. SnoU, who was the 
house manager, has returned to 
New York. ' • .)'■• ■'.■ 



Los Angeles. June 1. 

Henry Walthall is back in Loi 
Angeles after having :on:pleted hi* 
..tour in '•Gho.''ts" and 'Taken In." 
The trip included 131 one-iilgftt 
stands and ten week stands. Th« 
tour was not very profitable except 
in the eastern southern State#» 
v.'hrre much was made of the fact 
this was the Little Colonel in "Th« 
Birth of a Nation." 

Dana Hayes, who was ahond of thd 
Walthall tour, is also in Los An" 
geles and will summer here. 



GRACE VALENTINE PLACED. 

"Mme. Milo," a pl^'Y written by 
the Haltonn two j«ifi.-ons ago with 
Grn^'o VaUntine in mind for the 
featijro. Ims been acrrpi.d by tlio 
Shuberts for jirrxliK f ion and rehear- 
sals, b^rrinninj^ next week. Mis* 
Valentine will have the l<;ad role. 

Th'^ piece may })(> nllottod a hoiifc 
In Chieapo this summer, but will 
have a tryout in any event. 






Friday. June 3. 1921 



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RAILROAD RATES TO 




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{limOOO MOROSCO CO. 
OFFERING STOCK FOR SALE 



^Ihrer Morosco Forms Holding Company — Under- 
^ writing Reported Settled — ^Theatres and Picture 
Interests Included. 



'• Oliver Moro8CO's various prop«r- 
"ilatt prospects and good wi'.l are 
jkbout to be incorporated under the 
^(«neral title of the Moro.vco Hold- 
jng Companx. capitalised at $11,- 
,^00,000. Wall Srcet interests were 
^Jn conference with Morosco, and the 
.underwriting: is said to have been 
(fettled on. 

* Among til* properties li^-tel arc 
'^the Morosco theatre. New York; 
..^Corosco theatie. Los Anjoies; 
^Ifason opera house, Lo^h Angeles; 
'Morosco Motion Picture Co.. Moros- 
^eotown. and rights to plays and 
.pictures to be hereafter produced. 
^Interests in the Little and Fulton 
•^eatres. New York, are not r.mong 
^the Incorporated asaet.«^. 

Stock will be sold to tlie pub'lic at 
the rate of $100 per sharo of pre- 
ferred fctock. carrying some liharcs 
of common stock of no given par 
''yalue as premiums. 
, A premature advert i.sement pub- 
fjished in the middle west by H. M. 
-Byllesby. bankers, who had offered 
ijio underwrite the proposition, was 
4^ said by the Morosco office to have 
carried several misstatements. Byl- 
lesby, It Is understood now. will not 
be among the underwriters. 

Morosco's rise to the multi-mil- 
lionaire class has been spectacolar. 
A few seasons back he was a CaH- 
fornian; before he began to operate 
stock and produce plays on the coast 
he was a treasurer In San Fran- 
cisco; early in his career he was 
one of the Moro.sco Troupe, which 
ills father had organized. He is a 
playwright and producer, and has 
haul among his spectacuhir suc- 
cesses "Peg o* My Heart." "The Pird 
of Paradi.se." "Lombardi. Ltd.," "So 
Ijong Letty," Linger Longer Letty," 
"Help Wanted," "Upstairs and 
Down'' and many others. He was 
one of the earliest of feature pic- 
ture producers, leaving the business 
and lately re-entering it. 



ll-TEAR-OLD PRODiCr 

SUBJECT OF MsnrrE 



HELP FOR TOUnSlSTARS TURN DOWN STOCK; 



FOnESE[N 



Close-up of Washington 
Situation — Traffic Nut 



Hardest 
tion Has 



Girl with Remarkable Voice in 
Judge McGeehan's Custody. 



Magistrate John M-oOeehan has in 
custody an 11-year-old girl who Is 
claimed the infant prodigy of the 
age, posse>jsing a grand opera voice 
of quality an<i range equaling the 
greatest female opera stars of the 
day. 

The voice Is the cause of the 
present confusion In which the 
grandmother of the child and the 
instructor. Professor Bert rand de 
Berynz, are the contestants for the 
child's custody. 

The father, Thomas Hivrrington, 
is at death's door in the Harlem 
Hospital sufiering from cancer. The 
child was left with the professor 
when the father was removed, and 
was subsequently taken away by 
the grandmother. 

The professor brought the matter 
to court before Judge McGeehan, 
who agreed to take care of the child 
until it was settled. The Judge has 
had the girl at hlo home since then. 

The profespor agrees to take 
charge of the child and rear her for 
an operatic career without remu- 
neration, at the same time claim- 
ing tho 'randmother wishes to se- 
cure control of the child to place 
her In cabarets. The grandmother 
countercharges tho professor with 

mercenary reasons also. 

The case will come up before 
Surrogate Foley next Tuesday. Sev- 
eral society women *"\ve interested 
themselves in the case, pnd the child 
will have nothing to worry about re- 
garding a future home, as two or 
three olTers have been made to 
adort her. 



Administra- 
to Crack — 
Won't Have to Play to 
Five Figures Next Sea- 
son — Government Per- 
sonalities. 



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Washington, June 1. 

The one thing that is bound to 
interest more folks in the show 
business — from Seattle to Salom 
and from Zlegfeld to • Zukor — than 
any other thing this new Adminis- 
tration means to do is getting rail- 
road rates back to a pre-war basis. 

The decision of the Railroad 
Labor Board Tuesday in Chicago 
cutting $400,000,000 ofT employes' 
pay is only the beginning of a 
downward revision of operating 
costs that will eventually result in 
a reduction of rates — passenger and 
freight — that will permit all kinds 
of business to go ahead at full 
speed once more. 

So far as legislation and execu- 
tive action can accomplish it, the 
government is grimly determined 
to crack this railroad transportation 
nut — admittedly the most serious 
problem confronting the Adminis- 
tration. Every member of the cab- 
inet Is agreed on this point. 

"WeVe got to solve the railroad 
problem before we can hope to pot 
started on a return to prosperity." 
Secretary of War Weeks expros.sod 
himself to a Variety representative. 
"If It were possible to accomplish 
it, the surest way to solve the prob- 
lem would be to abolish the Na- 
tional Agreement. Under that 
agreement the same wages are paid 
for the same kind of labor in every 
part of the country. 

"Imagine an oiler in Podunk get- 
ting as much as an oiler In tke 
Grand Central terminal yards! The 
cost of living In Podunk Is perhaps 
one-quarter of the cost of living in 
New York. But under this agree- 
ment railroad wages in both places 
are identical. Anybody can see how 
ridiculous this is." 

The Vice-President m t it a lit- 
tle diflferently when he talked tn 
this subject. 

"Tho amount of .t Is." said the 
Mr. Coolldge, "we have been 
through a long period of altogether 
too much meddling by the govc»-n- 
ment. This has resulted In a nat- 
ural enough reaction — altogether 
too much dependence by the people 
on the government. It is • -')St 
undesira)||e. 

"The government by legislation 
can only strike an average. For 
instance, the age at which a man 
is entitled to cast a vole is set at 
'2i. That doesn't necessarily mean 
that all men of 21 are fitted to vote. 
House h'tya csf. JO or 17. are ».louljt.- 
Icss muc-Ji better qualified as volors 
than men of 50. But because the 
government is coTicernrd with the 
t.rst interr.sts of J 10.000,000 people 
it lias to deal in uVer;iK<*H. 

••During the war it was nt'ces- 
sary for the government to do a 
gr<'at di al- hy wny of rfgnlating. 
supei vising and (ipeiiiting privat«- 
enterprises. i;ut that necessity 
has disaj)peared. The time has 
romf for a return to pre-war con- 
without governmental m^'ddling. 
ditions- with busincsv free to con- 
duct its legitimate iran.sactioiis 

"A.s in no ot)H*r eounlry in tin- 
worl i the railroad problem is the 
key of our domestic prosixrity. 
Prohibitive transportation rates cati 
do more to throtth industry and 
a«ri<-uUiin' hi tli'"' I'nited Stati:; 



FILLING IN LEGITIMATE VOID 



ri !»ics una .i.r.f>Uh in proeluimiMj; MiJ.s i 
<W<*> of fii».' dnds nf the Sf >,ot». 

A.^ l.<..ii.S iU*; lOl'. ff t;-.e X. v. world .'.ly : \W i C'.ari; .sUih her 
^our .soii'.s vv.tii so miicli « havni and musical aoirtj. Ihtt sin.- oaghL n^-vei than is the (a«e in any other coun - 
to lie pe-nn'io J to e.H.ape Turtlrr than Jer^-ey CIl; , try on earili. I'or this rea.son th<- 

ALAN 1»AT.V:. .y. y. Am'tlcfni. Miss Iv. a Cl.r!; n^ndereJ Iit .song.; railroad problem miist be sol ed he- 
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Shubert, Minneapolis, Management Fails to Entice 
LighU from Qroadway— $12,000 for Four Week» 
0£Fered Ethel Barrjrniore. 



P. M. A. PAYS $2,500 
FOR FIDEITY SEAT 



Auction Sale Held Tuesday for 
Slinday Performance. 

• 
The auction sale of seats and 
boxes for the forthcoming benent 
performance of the Actors' Fidelity 
League Sunday night, June 6, at 
the New Amsterdam, was held in 
the New Amsterdam Tuesday af- 
ternoon. The auction totaled ap- 
proximately $7,000. 

The Producing Managers* Asso- 
ciation paid $3,500 for one seat. A. 
L. Krlanger paid $1,000 for another. 
The auctioneers were Henry Mil- 
ler, Blanche Bates, Louis Mann and 
a Mr. Willard of tho auction firm of 
Joseph P. Day & Co. WiHard, who 
was seated in the audience, bought 
the whole of row "E" in the or- 
chestra at $^5 a seat. Upon learn- 
ing his connection with the auc- 
tioneering firm, the committee pre- 
vailed upon Mr. Willard to try his 
hand at auctioning off a few. 
George M. Cohan bought 12 seats at 
$15 each. About 200 were present. 

The Fidelity League shov/ after 
being given at the New Amsterdam 
Sunday may be repeated in Ball I - 
more, Washington and other cities, 
plans now being under way to that 
end. 

Kx-Hovernor Allen of Kansas will 
make an nddre.=;s on the open shop 
Issue at the New Am^tenlam. 

The program for the Actors' Fi- 
dtlity League .show at the New 
Amsterdam Theatre. Sunday night 
June 5, will include the third act 
of Joan of Arc, with a cast headed 
by Margaret Anglin; May Irwin 
in a revival of her vaudeville sketch 
"Mrs. Peckham's Carouse." written 
by George Ade, and with Kalph 
Iierz, William Hodge and Amelia 
Bingham among the cast; special- 
ties by George M. Cohan, David 
Warfleld, a scene from "Salvation 
Nell," played by Mrs. Fiske and 
Holbrook Bllnn, Keith Boys' Band, 
a pageant, "The Spirit of the The- 
atre." introducing the full roster 
of Fidelity stars. Rose and Ottillic 
Sutro. pianists; Rosa Ponsclle, 
Bessie Wynn and others. 



Minneapolis, Juno 1. 

A. O. Balnbridge, Jr., lias prac- 
tically abandoned his ptawi to on- 
gage prominent legltlmato stars to 
appear for one or more weeks at the 
Shubcrt, supported by memboritf of 
the stock there since last August. 

Manager Balnbridge is finding it 
necessary to abandon his ambitious 
project because the stars with whom 
he has communicated all have e'.ther 
declined to accept an cnsragement or 
have demand d too much money. 

John Barrymore was oflTered $2,500 
for one week and refused, although 
money was no object. Lionel Barry- 
more was offered the same figure, 
but cannot get away from New 
York at this time. Graco Grcrge. 
Robert Warwick and Lowell Cher- 
man all asked more money than the 
management could pay without* 
raising the admission scale, which 
is now $1 top. Laurctte Taylor 
failed to make any reply what- 
soever. 

The last offer Mr. Balnbridge 
made was to Ethel Barrymore. Sh« 
was guaranteed $12,000 fur four 
weeks, but her New York manage- 
ment would not allow her to play 
in stock. 

The Metropolitan, the legit house, 
has been dark for many weeks. 
The Shubert has claimed a large 
portion of patrons who usually at- 
tend none but a legitlraat<^ house. 
Two plays by Sir James Barrle. 
two by St. John Rrvine and one by 
John Galsworthy have been pre- 
sented this season, as well us one 
by Somerset Maugham. An Ibsen 
social drama Is underlined now. 

Judging by the verdicts of press 
and public, tiie Shubert organiza- 
tion has done much to supplant the 
dearth of legit attractions, Melville 
Burke is the director. 

Players Include Florence Rltten-' 
house. Lu -ile Ilustingi, Teres. 
Dale, Helen Keers, Joseph de Ste- 
fani, Ivan Miller, J. Hammond 
Dafley, Burke C'ark. John Dilson 
and I>onald Caniphell, who al?«o is 
stage manager. 



BILL SILL'S HOTEL. 



WESTERN SHOW FOR RUN. 



Fanchon-Marco Rovus Will Mov< 
Over $11,000 Last Week. 



"Sun-Klst." the New York title 
given tiie Fanchon-Marco revue, 
which bowed into Broadway last 
week at the Globe, pTAyed to a 
fairly good first week, with tho tak- 
ings beating $11,000. The cf>.ist 
show was aimed for an excellent 
gross, but drew a bad break in 
isAturd.'iy'.> humid weathrr- .. 

Tins week llie revue got iff to a 
flying start and the takings Khould 
jump smartly. It was one of the 
fi'w allraeJJons offering a. Monday 
matinee (Memorial D.iy) and the 
jiflernoon went for a sell-out, vir- 
tu. illy all window sale. 

Another house is being lined up 
for the Fanchon-Marco show after 
the "Follirs" Is ready. The latter 
show is due in June. The A. L. 
Hrlangrr office, which brought In 
"Sun-iCist," is responsible for 
changes in the show 'vhicli have 
speeded it. with the result it stands 
a ( hanf-e for a run. 



Former Advance Man Turns Boni- 
fsco for the Summer. 



HAMMOND STICKS TO TRIE. 

Chirago, June 1. 

Notvvlth«^tanding orrfr-^ rec"!v<'d 

l>y i'ercj llatnmond. dranuitic editor 

of the Chicago Trihiin<^, Mr. Ilarn- 

tnond, arci 1 ding to all current rr-- 

*i>orts, will btick with the local Trib. 



Of Interest to the professional U 
the announcement that William 
Raymond Sill has turned hotel 
keeper, having taken the well-known 
Mold's on liOng Island, which in 
now called Sill's on tho Sound. The 
place is between Bnyslde and White- 
stone, and the locale is WiMot'R Point 
Road. It Is half an hour from 
Broadway by train and no longer by 
motor from Columbus Circle. 

Mold's was a favorite resort fi»r 
theatrical folk a decade ago. The 
house h.as 24 rooms; there is a dan e 
floor of considerable size, and Sill .<* 
has its own 200-foot bathing bench 
direcny en Lit t.'eJSeckJ«ajr. There 
is a natural spring and In barken .i 
lake stocked with pickerel, pike an I 
trout. Buses and taxis meet trains 
at WhltOKtnne and Bayslde. In c!o.^ifl 
motor contact .«ire north shore points 
snrh as Douglaston. Great Neck. 
Flushing and Forest Hills. 

Though Billy S>t was unforttmnti* 
In losing his leg a year ago. whii h 
took him away from that select 
corps of brilliant advance men he 
still possesses the gentle art of 
making succulent comment anont 
things he Is Interested In. Speak- 
ing of cuisine, he writes that 'al- 
ready Mammy John.tjon of Roano!:e 
Va., ha.s written that she is all set 
to come north arnl prepare corn frit- 
ters and fried chli^ken, while Aunt 
F.oulse of f;e(»rfr<'s Mlll.-«. N. H. ha« 
f»romi*<'il to ru»>vifl'^ the New Knsr- 
land corned brtf and cabbage, with 
boiled pot.'itr»es. carrot.'^ nnd <.t«^ ve-* 
l>eol.«». and also to mako wheat cake 
with Vermont maple sirup.** 



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SttWYNS $293 TO CALL 
ITY DEAr THEATOCALLY 



Worcester Slaughtered i^ Rhetoric ty W. Duggan 
> to Make a Jane Cowl Holiday — Result Is Cham- 
ber of Commerce Debate. 



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Woro-estor, Mas*?.. June 1. 
This city had the moat hectic time 

theatrically in years for the two 
, we<ks ending last Saturday, For 

ilwo weeka prior* citizens an4 Otfl- 

cials were '/aU steamed up'' qyer^.tht 
{big display .a4verti8emv'it8 yvhicb 
.announced the .coming of. 4iane 
i.CowL WaVtcr Duggan advance 

«g^nt for the abow* U xeapoxisible 

■ tor the flreworks. 

' The ads started out by asking-. 
' ♦•Does the Chamber o£ Commerce 
> know these ftiets?" principal amdng 
' them that "Worcester Is dead the- 

• atrically." 

Duggan hails from thla m^erry 
village and believed he had a right 
to say anything he thought about 

■ it. The ad« went on to warn thie 
' town that, unless "Smilln' Through*' 

was given the measure of patron- 
age it deserved, there would not be 
any big shows booked in again. The 
announcements were signed ''New 

• York Booking Managers, per J. M. 
Welch,'* who la the general man- 
ager tot the Selwyns, presenting 
Miss Cowl. 

The upshot of the "oampaign" 
' "was an announcement this week 
that the Worcester Chamber of 
Commerce plans the building of a 
3,000-seat theatre on a site adjacent 
to the Bancroft Hotel, the ground 
be.ng owned by A. P. Cristy, for- 
mer owner of the Worcester "Tel- 
egram." 

The propof^cd new house, how- 
ever, will be witiiout the K. and E. 
fran.hise unless secured from P. 
F. Shea, who owns the Worcester 
Theatre. Mr. Shea, when informed 
of what the good people here said 
^ about his theatre, wired he was 
willing .to sell the house and the 
fianchise. 

A debate with the Chamber of 
Commerce had plenty of results for 
IniKKans efforts, and it had its 
lauKhs, too. One woman wrote in 
that, if Mr, Shea would hire 75 
carpenters to fix up Worcester in- 
stead of booking in the star, Jane 
Cowl, it would make things better 
all around. 

The whole thing started when 
Florence Reed opened he.o some 
weeks ago In "The Miiage," and 
drew a tlrst night gross of $600. It 
was decided to play up the Cowl 
three days' date, starting la^t 
Thursday, since not many Broad- 
way-cast attractions are booked 
here. "Smllin* Through" played to 
under $5,000. "The Worcester boy" 
(Duggan), as the papers call.d him, 
thereupon claimed he was right in 
the first place — that the town was a 
dead one, from a theatre standpoint. 

Ad jipnce. is cheap here. With all 
the Kplurging, the attraction spent 
but $293 in the newspapers. 



WOODS' APOLLO OPENS 

Chicago's Newest Theatre Seats 
1.600. 



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Chicago, Jure 1. 

W'A.I^' ;\Vo©<Is .opened his recently 

competed .],<»00 -seat Apollo at the 

corner of Randolph and Dearborn 

streets, Sunday evening, with "The 
Passing Show of 1921," with Willie 
and Eugene Howard. 

The bouse, which is a new de- 
parture In theatre construction, Is 
of Grecian architecture and was de- 
signed by Mr. Woods in conjunc- 
tion with the Leandar J. McCor- 
mlck Building Corp. 

Th^ seating capacity of thf house 
Is divided between the main floor, 
mezzanine and balcony, with the 
house having special lighting effects 
on the exterior enhanced by a spe- 
cial arc played upon the house froqi 
the Woods theatre across the street. 



"FOLLIES" SUPERSTITION 

Greenwich Village Producers' 
Hunch for Village Theatre. 




SHUFFLE 



MANY 



A -I 



A 



Let« ThjWi for Several Summer Seasons^— About SO 
Per Cent* of Houses Dark — Week-End Draw 

4 

Over — Next Week's Brace of Musical Shows. 



CREDIT FOR "HERMITS." 

Cleveland's Local Organization Pro- 
vides Good Entertainment. 



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EDDIE NELSON 

Opened Monday. May 23d, ■with 
Fanchon & Marcos "Sun-KIst,',' at 
Mr. piUingham's Globe Theatre. 

Signed on Tuesday. May 24, with 
the Messrs. Lee and J. J. Shubert 
for next season to play the comedy 
lea^ in a new Broadway production. 

Placed by and Under Exclusive 
Management. ED DAVIDOW and 
RUPUS LeMAIRE, 14»3 Broadway, 
New York City. 



Cleveland, June 1. ; 
"Hermits bn Main gVr^et,* a lo^al 
production which closed a week'a 



"BROKEN WING" SPUTS] 
BOOKINGS NEXT SEASON 



Aubrey Munson's picture (open- 
ing Thursday— last night) will be 
the last attraction at the Green- 
wich village theatre before the 
"Greenwich Village Follies' opens 
its third series there late in July. 
The Village house has become a 
superstition with thd Bohemians. { 
Inc., the producers of the "Follies," 
They ctick to it though conood-d 
the success of the "Follies" series 
no longer d«>pends upon the show 
playing the village theatre. 



One Company on K. & E. 

Time; Other Booked by 

Shuberts. 



engagement at the Opera house Sat-, 

urday, deserves a Special word of ll^r several year/i. Just how niucli 



MUSIC SALES SWINDLER. 

Complaint comes from Ned I»rd- 
igo, who manages three vaudeville 
ho-u €S in Guthrie, Okla , that a 
man, calling himself R. O. Jeanott, 
has been there claiming he repre- 
sented Jerome H. Remick & Co.. 
and taking orders and money for 
music. 

The Remick company has no 
knowledge of the man. 



One of the two companies of "The 

Broken Wing* will tour next season 

in K.. & E. houses and the other Is 

to be sent out on Shubert bookings. 

The mi.\ed bookings came through 
the better house offered for Chi- 
cago. The K. & E. booked company 
will open at the Olympic in that 
city in August. 

"Th'e Broken Wing' is under the 
management of Sargent Aborn. It 
is said the contracts offered by the 
Shuberts are unsatisfactory in that 
they limit the number of stage 
hands to be supplied by the houses 
played. K. & K. contracts call for 
the reciuired number of men back 
stage. I'nloss a compromise Is 
made, both shows may take K. & E. 
bookings. 



New Producer's First Play 
Mike Kallos.ser, a new producer, 
will make his first effort next sea- 
son with a dramatic piece, "The 
Wind Fall." 



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'■ STOCKS. 

The stock comi)any in New Bed- 
ford, Mass., last week was .forced 
to close after a three- w^^k try. 
The Icadinfir woman, Ann McDonald, 
became ill the. day the company 
opened and was forced to leave, 
making a substitution necessary, 
which crippled t^e company. The 
manag^tty?nt also rdx> Into other dif- 
ficulties. .The .businesa during the 
thi«e weeks was very light, the 
players being pj^^d for the fln^l week 
I'v no\e. , 

Tctni Kane, the aVTVaiUV' hiTinuger 
has been appointed manuK<r of the 
Knickerborkir I'laytrs at the Em- 
pire. Syracu.sc, a.ssuming liis duties 
W»^dnesday. ^ • V • . j. v .?; » ^. .-» ; 

The Jack Ball stock at th^ Herald 
Square, Stcul>enville, O., will close 
Saturday. The company has been 
licre two weeks. *■' * ■- • •; • - ; 
^ Soattlf. June 1. ' 

John M. Cook, manah<^^»' of the 
Wilkes Theatre here, , announced 
that the Wilkes Stock Company will 
r« tain control of their theatre for 
armthtr year,, commencing June 1. 

The Wilkes Theatre recently was 
based to Jensen- & V<))i H»*vb<rK. 
operators of a chain oi motion ,picr 
lure theatres, who wore to, take pos- 
session June 1. The lessees, how- 
ever, represented by the 'Cdttst^ih 
Realty Companr, grrrtnted an r>x1en- 
S'.Mi of tire Wilkes Stock C<>mpany 
Va«e for a y^wr, the siibl^asv eon* 
'1:V^nint a provision that.* a- silH 
Ijrh'r e\«ensi<tn of base may 1>« 
^Continued on pajjc S0> 




praise, and cbmrtiehdatloh Is du^ to 
those responsible for the entertain- 
ment provided, i ■ .! « 

The prece Is thft work of George 
Ade, Milton Lusk wrote thfe music, 
and George Fox, assistant to Robert 
McLaughlin, burned the midnight oil 
In his efforts to produce tlie affair 
successfully, and in this he was en- 
tirely rewarded. 

The "Hermits" Is a social organi- 
zation composed of business and 
professional men, and the entire af- 
fair was put on through local team 
work. Julian W. Tyler and Clarence 
V, Kerr adapted Ade's book to local 
requirements, lyrics were written by 
George Carjeton, Miltqp Lusk and 
Frederic S. Porter, and Frark B. 
Meade wielded the batoi:, a task he 
has lUlfiUed since the 'Hermits" 
f arled their annual productions sev- 
eral years ago. 

From every viewpoint, "Hermits 
on Main Street" was one of the 
bright spots in the theatrical calen- 
dar this season. 



INVOLUNTARY BANKRUPTCY 

What Is fn a Nam^ Corporation 
Forced Over by Creditors. 



An Involuntary petition In bank- 
ruptcy was filed against the What 
Is In a Kame Corporation, theatri- 
cal producers of No. 229 West 42d 
St., last week by Vitolo Pearson 
Studios, Paul Arlington, Inc., and 
Hilaire Mahieu & Co., Inc., the cos- 
tumers, each claiming divers 
amounts for goods sold and deliv- 
ered. Mahieu claims an Indebted- 
ness of $3,715; Pearson of $2,519.37, 
and Arlington for $1,520.«5. Arthur 
Y. Dalziel was appointed receiver 
by Judge Augustus N. Hand In the 
Federal District Court. 

Mahlcu's petition discloses the 
officers of the corporation notified 
them that the "What's In a Name" 
show was a "flop," arid they had no 
funds to satisfy any creditors' 
claims. Fearing that with the clos- 
ing of the current season, the vari- 
ous props, costumes and scenery at 
present stored in a warehouse un- 
known as to location to tne peti- 
tioner, Mahieu asked for the ap- 
pointment of the receiver to take 
care of the corporation's assets, 
opining they might be sold out to 
the detriment of the creditors. Ma- 
hieu also avers that several credi- 
tors have threatened attachment 
proceedings and that, ^he appoint- 
ment of the receiver will prevent 
this, which might ptherwise also be 
an unfavorable development for the 
creditors. 



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this week's 
Ilns'b. 



THE YOUNG AMERICAN 

HARRY KAHNE v. 

The Incomparable Mentalist 

Florence Tiawience of the I..o« Angeles k^xamiuer Siiid: 

There are three more than ututUly. GOOD at.ts on 
Orj'hcuni bill — ., .• . 

Annette Kelleiman. ll.\URY KAHXK. anJ Albrrtina 
An interesting feature is HAFtllY K.Ml.NI' in a nvntaj viU?«-'«'^><»"Vti<»n 
sfuni that simj.ly makes the Y()(JIS l<»uk lij>v M .MlJ-SKI'LLS. Kahnes 
capital aehi»'\ • nient of writing Iwadliin s f i om an .'ifternoon .fiewspapej*. 
answeiljig «|U«>stions about gef)f,'rapl)ieal matters au'd Kt the *?ame t ime 
mbliiip' up a eolumn of tluucs wliit^h total a sum siiITleiriit to pav foi* a 
ijottUf^hip or two, is an AMAZING and KK.VLLY l.XtlCltK.STl.NG ex- 
position. ', J*; ;-'..( . •••.«•,. i».' ^z, u*.. .., 
On my wny Kast aiul Home. To P-e. rn«b r ilpj.J^i^.^'.'iiv"- oX 

EDWAltD H. KKfelJOK .• 

llaii^ Ihui kii tu Cctliler aiid Juecba. 



^•HOTHEADS" AT CAPITAL. 

Washington, June 1« 
"The Hotheads*' will be given its 
premiere here by Richard Ilerndon 
Monday, June 6. The piece was first 
called "The Right Way," but was 
changed when a. picture with that 
title, written by Thonlas Mott Os- 
hoin< , wu.-*.. . rcc'?ntly annonneed, 
"The Hotheads" was adapted by 
James Fuller from Will H. Harbin's 
hook, "Man "Linde." The play is 
being f'.t.Jged by Argyll (^impbell. 

In the cast arc Forest Winant, 
Leila Frost, Albert. i Ilurton, Ray- 
mond Hiiek«'tt, Caroline Newcombe, 
John K. Newman, Hugh Finn, 
Charles Hearn, Fred K. Strong, Rob- 
ert Hurley, Dan Kelly, Morris Burr. 
Alice Duryea. 



Broadway Is In the condition of 
being "shuffled" by the various 
managers with the idea of trying to 
discover Just how many attractions 
th?\, street w411 bpld tlUa summer. 
Almost daily )bi,us|ne83 is d^U^ing 
and there Is no, diversity pf. opinion 
on the fact that,the Rialto wiM pfter 
less attractions ^hls summer than 



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JOHN BARRYMORE SAILING. 

V). TaIc Sweeto and "John Barry- 
more will sail for Kngland June 14. 
iline d.iy.s after "("'lair de Lune" 
elo.s(»rt af the Kmpi)^. • •.. • 

It is n-portejl. tJwit piece, written 
by Mrs. Ji;urynu)rr lujdik-r the^ pen 
na»ne of .Micha^'^1 ^r,i>nge..wa.y ' i><; 
produetjU in .I.,ondfto,-jjLl,?.ough Nyi^JY- 
out kjlhvl lU»rrvn)pr<;,,>^iio,-wijJ;/^m- 
nfext.aea.fonin *'D<'<<U.*i^*^. ..'(..,-,: t,,- 

Mr. ^w^etK. KtrignJi t.ht;^h9W^<ind 
is pla} ing in tt» 



burden Broadway, WiU hold is th< 
problem. - ;i , , 

By the end vf the week a little 
under 50 per cc?nt. of the bouses in 
the Times square district, will b* 
dark. Thlg wpck there are 36 at- 
tractions (ejccl.iAslve of special pic- 
ture showings), qurrent. SJ^turday 
a minimum of eight attractions will 
stop, and there will probably be ten 
or more Join rtbe existing flock. The 
total number of. legitimate theatres 
Is 50, barring the roof revue resorts 
and several out of the way and 
neighborhood houses. With the two 
new attractions ,of this week and & 
similar number. f.pr next the high- 
est possible number of ofTerlngs 
will be 28. At least half of that list 
comprise attractions which are still 
in the "shuffle" and which can be 
counted on withdi*awing by the end 
of the month. 

The week-end draw is over for 
the .season. A humid Saturday 
brought complaints all along the 
line. Early this week business was 
reported "the very worst ever," and 
yet the weather was pleasant. 
Pooling arrartgements have been 
made to prolong the season of scv- 
( Continued on page 29) 



MISS McLEOD EXONERATED 

Magistrate Ten Eyck, in the West 
Side Court dismissed the grand 
larceny complaint agaii\s.t Peggy 
McLcod, former professional and at 
present in the theatrical castiimlnif 
business, preferred against her by 
a Mr. Leonard, who accused the de- 
fendant of taking $775 in cash from 
him on March 10 last. The com- 
plainant related that following an 
evening meal at a Greenwich Vil- 
lage re.sort, they repaired to bis 
apartment (his wife being out-of- 
town) and he missed the money be- 
tween midnight cf that day and one 
o'clock the following noon. 

Miss McLepd testified that be- 
cause of having bad a fishbone 
lodged In her throat, she went t» 
the doctor immediately after dinner, 
and then directly home, which state- 
ment a doctor's certificate and her 
mother corroborated. 

Frederick E. Goldsmhh acted 'or 
Miss McLeod In the matter. 



ADVANCE AGENT'S SUIT ' 

The Vanderbilt Producing Co.* 
Inc., sponsors of the "Irene" show# 
this week filed answer to John Wll- 
stach's $1,999 breach of contract 
damage claim which he-began In the 
City Court last week. Wilstach was 
the advance agent of the "Irene" 
week-stand compapy, receiving $100 
a week for bis services. He allegee 
a written agreement from Oct. 14 to 
May 31 last. He charges unjust 
dismissal ox\ Feb. "[2,, and Is suin^ 
for the balance of the alleged con- 
tract. ,■ . ' 

The defeh.sie. Interposed through 
Alfred 6eei<man, of Itous^, Gross- 
man & Vorhau}^, is to the effect, 
excluding the formal general denial 
of the rrtU-^Rations, that W^lslucb'^J 
employment was a week to week 
proposition terminable at the dis- 
cretion of his employers; that there 
was no specified time period nor e 
written agreement, and that the de- 
fendant executed his duties care- 
lessly, incompetently, inadcquatel/ 
and undiligently. 



LOTHIAN, GEN. REP." 

Boston, June 1. 
Thomas Lothian, maiiap'r of Ih* 
Colonial for the past 1.") yrar^, W 
slated for the .post of general repre- 
sentative for A. "L Erlanger and th^ 
K. &E. booking ojllce, aeeording ^o 
reliable sou "oes. ' Charles J. RJf**' 
who rece-ntly'dfed', was the K. & E< 

^r^'presentative.' 

'" The T.oUiiari'faHiny i,;i<, long been 

^i^entifle'cl with'-^T^eKtt;! nls ln'T?^''?«n♦' 
.the elder Lo^iil.^n Ifeing nuK'l'^.^'' <^'' 
I rector' o^ ili^^bV-tOrl' thei^rre^ for 30 




Friday, June 8, IWl 



LEGITIMATE 




IB 



INDECISION OVER HIP; 
flO SHOW YET STARTED 

llatter of Chorus Rehearsals 
and St^^ge Hands' Salary. 

Mystery surrounds the Hippo - 
CrQlXKf *^^ the plan* for next sea- 
son. Although rehearsaU do not 
generally start until July, there is 
im air of indecision throughout the 
srrant'Ation. The next production 
luts not been started, in fact, the 
*^ood Times" sets are undisturbed, 
whereas the general custom la to 
use the reverse side of drops for 
pew scenes. 

For the first time since the big 
liouse came under the direction of 
' Charles Dillingham the heads of 
departments have been dismissed 
for the summer, a period of activ- 
ity for the new production as a 
rule. Notice to the back stage 
chiefs Is effective this week. 

la addition, R. H. Burnside has 
removed his personal effects from 
the Hip to his home in Jersey. This, 
is said to have followed his threat 
cf withdi awing unless the Actors' 
Equity As?sociation provided more 
leeway in the matter of chorus re- 
hersals. Burna!de is said to have 
con.'iulted with the A. E. A. with the 
Idea that the chorus be permitted to 
rehearse six weeks, which is one 
week additional to the five non- 
salary rehearsal weeks. Refusal 
to agree on tlie suggestion is sup- 
posed to have led to Buraside con- 
sidering resigning. 

It i.s known that none of th"^ chor- 
(Continued on page 34) 



CHECK-UP WUH HEAVY HNES IN VIEW 
OF ADMISSION TAXES FOR IHIS SEASON 

^ - - 

Flying Squ&dron from Syracuse Busy Here — ^^Two for One*' Plan and ''Chop- 
ping'* of Tickets Being Examined Into-— Explanation Penalties Supposed 
to Be Pending — Discussion Among Managers as to Law's Regulations. 



'lOYE BIRDS" LAGS. 
PAT ROONEY STEPS IN 



Assumes Salaries from Mon> 

day — Show Missed Pay Day 

Last Week. 



AUTHORESS-ACTRESS 



Mfs. C. C. Calhoun Heads Cast of 
"Marriageable Mother*' 



Washington, D. C, June 1. 

Washington's society turned out 
In full force last nlpht to witness 
the initial performance of one of 
their member's plays. Mrs. C. C. 
Calhoun took her plot of "The Mar- 
riageable Mother," that of a society 
matron whose ambition to climb 
higher in the social ladder causes 
her to endeavor to better her stand- 
ing through a marriage. She be- 
lieves that at last she is to attain 
her ambition with the advent of a 
Russian musician who, through his 
music, has gained entree to the best 
circles and had an air of mystery 
about him. 

In addition to this suitor there are 
others of all ages from boys to men 
of old age and the final unfoldment 
of the story brings out the fact 
that the Russian Is a Bolshevik, 
that the mother's butler Is a secret 
service agent and that everything 
ends as it should. 

The cast was entirely made up 
of local society talent, Mrs. Calhoun 
herself playing the lead, with her 



From inside managerial sources 
it was stated this week the office 
of the collector of internal revenue, 
department of admissions taxes, 
would strictly check up th collec- 
tion of ticket taxes by theatres for 
the season Just closing. That pen- 
alties in the form of heavy fines 
would be made in every case where 
the law was not conformed to, was 
broadly intimated. Liberties in the 
matter of admissions tax regula- 
tions was known some weeks ago, 
though there was discussion among 
managers as to what the law's re- 
strictions were. 

The "flying squadron" of admis- 
sions tax men sent hero from Syra- 
cuse, which city is credited with the 
best check-up in the country, is said 
to be a moving force in back of the 
renewed activity in admissions 
taxes. The Syracuse unit consists 
of .seven men, who were ordered to 
New York by the Commissioner of 



Internal Rerenue t,t Washington. 

It is charired that two different 
methods of admission prico reduc- 
tion haro led to improper tax col- 
lection. One was the "two for one" 
plan and the other was the "chop- 
ping" of tickets at the box ofnces 
without stamping the reduced price 
on the coupon. In both cases the 
tax on the actual price paid bv the 
purchaser has been collected, where- 
as the revenue law stipulates the 
tax be paid on the full value of the 
ticket. 

The value of the ticket and its 
relation to the admission tax has 
been explained in detail, and though 
the speciflo cut rate systems are not 



LONGACRE^S NEXT. 



CORSE PAYTON BANKRUPT. 

Liabilities $9,000, Assets None, 
Says Voluntary Petition. 

Harold P. Coffin has been ap- 
pointed receiver in the voluntary 
petition in bankruptcy filed by 
Cor.se Payton last week. Payton 
says his' liabilities are in excess of 
$9,000, and he has no assets. Pay- 
ton gives his address as No. 127 
West Forty-third street. New York. 

Among the creditors are the 
Llebler Co.. American Play Co., 
Darcey & Wolford and Sanger & 
Jordan, all play brokers; Charles E. 
Blaney, stock producer; various 
hotels; the Vaudeville Comedy 
Club for a Judgment secured in 
1913; newspapers; the Belasco Play 
Co.; the Shuberts, the Armory 
Theatre Co. of Blnghamton, N. Y., 
for $554.76 as rent; Cohan & Harris, 
Phyllis Gllmore for $300 and sun- 
dry small sums to actors. 



'*Essy Como Easy Go** May Open 
Thsro in August, 



named in the illustrations issued by 
ths government, all such matters 
are fully covered. The entire Idea 
hin^s on the established price of 
any particular part of the theatre 
or place of admission. If the front 
section is topped at $S, 80 cents tax 
must be collected on all tickets in 
that section. The alleged irreg- 
uJarlty in collecting the tax on the 
"two for one" basis is that such 
tickets are sold for half price. The 
purchaser pays $1.50, and a number 
of box offices have been collecting 
only 15 cents, or one-half the tax 
required by law. Just so long as 
tickets in the same row or section of 
the theatre are sold for $3 and 30 
cents tax is collected from pur- 
chasers who do not have the "two 
for one" cards which are distributed 
free, all tickets sold for that row 
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HUMAN HEAETS" BACK 

The last members of the cast of 
"Human Hearts," sent on tour by 
Frank Carpenter over the Canadian 
one-nighters, and who were strand- 
ed recently in St. Catherines, 
reached New York this week. Those 
not securing transportation from 



the Equity Jobbed with stock corn- 
husband as a Virginia Judge. The j panles in Canada to earn their rail- 
r.usslan heavy was played most ac- rnnd fares. 



While no attraction has. as yet. 
been booked to immediately follow 
"The Champion", which closes next 
week at the Longacre, it has been 
pretty definitely settled John Gold- 
en's production of "Easy Come Easy 
Go,"' with Bobby North in the prin- 
cipal role, will be the opening at- 
traction at the Longacre In August. 

Lawrence Weber's production of 
William LeBaron's new comedy 
"Nobody's Money," which will clO'?e 
Its preliminary tour in Atlantic 
City Saturady,*will be held in abey- 
ance to follow at the Longacre in 
case the Gold^ play does not come 
up to expectations, otherwise it is 
slated to go to the Cort. Chicago. 

Weber, who sailed for Europe 
last week will also produce, on his 
return, a new play called "The 
Beautiful Virgin." This is the work 
of Harry Durant. erstwhile scenario 
editor of Famous Players, and has 
been re- written by George Broad - 
hurst. 



LOCALS FOR CHORUS, 

Albany Stock Using Native Talsnt 
in "Lucils." 
Albany, N. Y., June 1. 

Next week at Harmanus Bleecker 
hall, the Fassctt Players will give 
their first musical comedy, "La La, 
Lucile," employing local tal»n' for 
the chorus work. 

This week the company !(• playing 
'Tiger Kose." 

Walter Dickinson and Frank 
Jamison have Joined the Fassetts. 



ceptably by Murray Bennett. 

It is stated that a number of rep- 
fesentatives of New York theatri- 
cal producers were on hand to "look 
the piece over" and although noth- 
ing was hinted officially it was 
hinted negotiations have been 
opened for its professional produc- 
tion. 



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SPANISH ACT IN "HONEYDEW 

PapUa and Albertc, said to have 
Recently arrived from Spain, went 
Into 'Honeydew" at the Casino 
Monday, replacing Marguerite and 
Gills. The latter team refused a 
contract with Joe Weber for next 
season and have been engaged by 
Sam H. Harris for a revue. 

Weber inserted the new couple 
to maintain an all Broadway cast 
for the road in the full. 



BOTH BERNARDS IN FARCE 

A. H. Woods has .secured the 
American rights to a (Jerman farce 
originally produced In Berlin in 
which he will star Sam Bernard 
next .'■eason. 

The piece will also have Dick Ber- 
nard, the Bernards playing brother 
roles. 

The piece will be a typical 'bed- 
room larce. 



road fares. 

Carpenter was a house manager 
in Canada prior to taking out 
"Human Hearts." 



"FANCY THAT" FOR CHICAGO 

"Fancy That" a musclal play, 
book by George E. Stoddard and 
George Terwllllger, lyrics by George 
Spink and score by James Hanley 
is slated for an early Chlciso pro- 
duction. 

Ned Wayburn will stage the 
piece. 

Shapiro-Bernstein A Co. has 
signed contracts for the musical 
rights to the show. 



FTP JTJDOMENT REVERSED 

Nathan Burkan, acting for the 
New- York Hippodrome Co., has 
secured a reversal of a Judgment 
rendered against his client by Roy 
J. Pomeroy. Plaintiff sued to re- 
cover on a contract for $50 a week 
for an entire season for the use of 
the "Bubble" illusion. When it was 
produced at tho Hippodrome two 
seasons ago. Gates & Morange noti- 
fied defendants they owned a prior 
patent on It, assigned to them by 
the Hanlon Brothers. 

Pomeroy secured a decision In the 
MunicliMJ Court and later won 
when tho cass was carried to the 
Appellato Term. Burkan carried It 
to tho Appellate Division, where the 
Judgments of the lower courts were 
reversed and the complaint was dis- 
missed. 



"100 p. C. GIRL'S'' SMALL CAST 

The recently completed comedy 
'The 100 per cent. Girl" w,ritten by 
Lewis Allen Brown and Adelaide 
French will be made into an inti- 
mate musical comedy with the 
score and lyrlca to be written by 
Leon Do Costa. 

For the musical version the piece 
will be known jnder the title of 
"Page Miss Venus" and will have a 
cast of six people including three 
men and the same number of wom- 
en and a chorus of twelve girls. 



Pat Ttooney became Interests4 
Monday night in "Love Birds," pro- 
duced by Wllner A Romberg, and 
now playing its thirteenth week at 
ths Apollo. Rooney guaranteed 
the company's salaries from that 
day. This followed ths failure of 
Wllner A Romberg to pay off on 
Saturday last. Continuance of tho 
attraction, after this week, is la 
doubt Notice of closing has beea 
posted weekly with the idea of end- 
ing the run at any time. 

Salary day has been often missed 
since the show opened out of town. 
Rooney stepped in each time. When 
they arrived on Broadway practic- 
ally all back salaries were paid up 
with exception of Rooney, who per- 
mitted a balance to continue that 
the show gain the best chancs of 
getting on the right side of tho 
ledger. A month ago it was reported 
Rooney had $6,000 coming to him, 
and this week the balance in his 
favor is said to bo close to $10,000. 

"Love Birds" started off weI1« 
climbed to a pacs betwoen $14,00f 
and $15,000 weekly which held good 
for the first two montha At a $2.60 
scale the gross was considered good 
and the show was given a chance to 
run Into the summer. Part of tha 
profits went to payment on produc- 
tion and costumes, against whlch« 
there is said, to be a balance to 
date. Last week the gross slipped 
to $11,000. Nothing was allotted 
the attraction, ^he Selwyns keeping 
the entire gross in lieu of advances 
said to have been mad« on behalf 
of the show. 

In addition to a salary Hat that 
figured $5,600, "Love Birds'" ar- 
rangement at the Apollo called for 
the house to take ths first $5,000 
wf ekly. This was virtually a guar- 
anteo. 



SHOWS CLOSING 

The third company of "Mary" will 
close Saturday night In Atlantic 
City. The company which has 
played the eastern territory was in 
Brooklyn last week and was of- 
fered a return engagement there 
following the Atlantic City engage- 
ment. The tender was turned 
down by George M. Cohan. 



STARK GIVEN VERDICT 

Loo Stark, the aotor, Tuesday 
secured a Jury verdict award for 
$450 In his personal Injuries damago 
suit against Frederick Strauss. 

Stark tripped over the cabla 
which towed the defendant's inca« 
pacitated limousine as It was round* 
Ing a corner at GGth street and 7th 
avenue. 

The case was tried before Judgo 
Kllenbogen In the Third District 
Municipal CourL 



'BREVITIES" BUYS OUT RUBEN 

The Broadway Brevities Corpora- 
tion has been reorganized with tha 
other owners buying out Ben Ru« 
ben's Interest In the show. 

Ruben Is said to have owned a 
quarter of the show. He Is now un- 
derstood to be heavily interested la 
the new Lew Fields* "Snapshots" 
revue. 



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MELODY OF MONEY" OPENS. 

Stamford, Conn., June 1. 

"The Melody of Money," a new 
play by George H. Atkinson, had its 
premiere here Monday. The piece 
was first known as "The Miser." It 
may come to Broadway this month. 

In the cast are Leah WIristow, 
Mrs. Jacques Martin, Betty Aldne, 
Robert Conness, Robert Brlster, 
Richard Farrell. 



STOCK TO TOUR 

The Chicago Stock Co.. under tho 
management of- Bdward Rosskara, 
will open its 27th season at tho thea- 
tre In Laketeont Park, Altoona, Pa., 
Juno 7. Tho company after com- 
pleting its summer season at the 
park w^ll go on tour in ths fall as 
a traveling rep show with "Nighty 
Night,- "Wedding Bells" apd 
"Scrambled Wives" In the reper- 
toire. 



L. A.'s Little Theatre Reopening. 
Los Angeles. .Tune 1. 

The I.ittle theatre here, afte* be- 
ing dark for about five weeks, is ♦9 
reopen June 80, when Frank Kgan 
is to present the Victor Mai>e8 com- 
edy "Tlie Kangaroo." 

In the cast will be Olgc Jrey 
2ac8el:. Kathleen Clifford, Neely 
Edwards. MarUia Maddox, Charle.-* 
King. Charles Clary, Ursula March, 
Lincoln Sleadman and Russell 
Simpson. 



McCLELLAN IN PICTURES 

F. W. McClellan, the first man- 
ager of the Hippodrome when that 
house was opened by Thompson & 
Dundy, and f<»r several years con- 
nected wi^ Luna Park, has re- 
signed hi^executlve position with 
the Black Circuit in New lOngland 
and will enter the film business. 



*'H»Qpy Go Lucky" on the Road 
A. H. Woods will send a company 
of "Happy Go Lucky," originally 
produced under the title of "TiUle 
of BloomsLMry," on tour next sea- 
son, op'mmg In Philadelphia in Sep- 
tember, with the cast headed by O. 
P. Hegglo o^'^d hot Off larsrely English. 



FRANK BACON'S OPERETTA. 

Miit H ^sr, songwriter and last 
director of advertising and pub- 
licity for the Jack Mills Music Cor- 
poration, has collaborated on the 
book of an operetta with Frank 
Hacon, star of "Llghtnln'." Norman 
Spencer and Joo McKternan have 
written the lyrics and melodies. 

The entire quartet originaKy hall 
from California. • ;•." 



Csst for Mrs. Csrter's Play 
The Selwyns have started prepar- 
ations on ths new starring vehicle 
for Mrs. Leslie Carter which they 
will make one of their early fall 
productions. 

A cast Is to bs recruited wtthln 
the next two weeks. 




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Patch Triss Agsin 
Wiltiam Moore Patch has started 
preparations on a new stusical com- 
edy, "When Uf Shtf Comes In.' 



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MR. JOHN RARRYMORE 

^:r ;■■'.:■.;:,: UTTLE JERRY , 

; V In "CLAIR OE LUNE" 

::ow playing at the Kmpire Theatre, Broadway and 40lh St., N. Y. CltF. 
IJTTLK .IKKHV is known as the Mnalleet man with the biggest volo^ 
lie in a^^ias.sy little comedian of roent, a neat (lafu.cr of alwlily and will bo 
seen ihortly in vaudeville in his new singW act. A novelty feature 
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LEGITIMATE 



Friday, June 3, 1921 



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SHOWS IN N. Y. AND COMMENT 



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**Bad Man," liilz (39th wet-k). Final 
we%J^, house golnf< dark. A eum- 
uu; njn cxprr?cd» but w;irin 
weather slowfd pace too roiwh. 
C'ut rtiloa would have kfpt shuiw 
in indellnileJy, hut management 
declined that aid. Show one of 
Kcaaon's best comedies, 

"Bfoken Wing," 48th St. (26th 
^ week). Attraction is on summer 
haHis; hu8ines.s at $7,000 and un- 
der affords Mlight prollt. Good 
ru attained. Date of withdrawal 
^ not settled. 

"Biff, Bing, Bang," Ambassador (4th 

week). Was booked in for four 

weeks and likely to withdraw any 

time. Takings last week down to 

'. ... ,around $5,000, laxg9ly through <:ut 

,, ' -riites. ''PumbolU" Is ^U male «x- 

,B^i^yl<;e shpw from Capada, whofe 

|t. made good winnlogs. Never 

figure^ (or run Were. .,^■. .n j* i ' ' 

\ *'Cleir de Lune," Empire (7th week)' 

«. Jia» another week U> go; eight 

; *: V weeks announced originally. Biwl^ 

•-■ nesB slipped steadily, as indicate^ 

' ' 'from the start. Show will no^ 

t: tour. Ethel Bartrniore announced 

for road in "Declasse," in fall. 

1 ''Deburau,** Bel^sco (24th week), 
^'il! be withdrawn at eiid of* the 
week, carrying out manaf^empnt'k 
announcement of stepping with 
'arrival of hot weatlier. Pr^matrc 
smasli of season, but not to be 
stint on. tour, as decided on last 
.week. Show too eapensive a!nd 
"got out" by theatre pro0t^ being 
Belaaco house. 

''Enter Madame,"* Republic (42d 
week)j First week of switch ov^r 
from Fulton productive of ooly 
faijf 'takings, with the grpss' 
'lihder $6,000. Figures to stayifn 
two wecjcs afte^this, 

" Fane hon -Marco rtevuar" Globe (2d, 
. week).. Smooth entertainm^m, 
well ijaced, spiced with laugh-^ 
getting comedy. Good reviews up- 
held by patrons. First week's 
takings bettered $11,000 despite 
bad Saturday break. Another 
house mentioned and Liberty may 
be assigned before "Scandals" ar- 
rives, 

''First Year," Little (33d week). 
Still running to capacity trade. 
House capacity is a little over 
$11,000 for eight performances. 
One of sure summer atlckers. 

''Ghost Between," S»tli St. (l^h 
week). Saturday night's humid- 
ity dented takings here, as with 
other attractions, with the gross 
totaling around $6,300. With a 
small cast and show on summer 
basis that is satisfactory; engage- 
ment indefinite. 

*'Gold," Frazeo (ist week). A Eu- 
gene O'Neil drama; openeti on 
Wednesday. Few managers have 
risked dramatic premieres at this 
period when season is virtually 
over. ^ 

"Gold Diggers," Lyoexim (S71h 
week). Approaching completion 
of two years' solid run and beat- 

! ing out most of this season sue- 

* eesHca. I^iisted to stay until Au- 
SMSt. Pace around $10,000. 

•>en«,^* Vaniierbilt (8lst week). 

'^ooks like musical run record- 

t iioUler will hold out for another 

1^ .nonth. Early July now indicated 

ir or closing time. Business around 

' ni-'.OGO last -week. 

••June Love," Knickerbocker (6lh 
week). Must better recent pace 
io make a run of it. Present plans 
Kive attraction another two 
weeks. 

•*Just Married," Shubert («th week). 
Moved over from the Comedy last 
week, with the paco somewhat 
better. Is getting a little over 
$S,000 weekly. 

•'Honeydew," Casino (3d week). Re- 
peat engagement a winner thus 
far., Last week gross went to a 
little over $11,000; satisfactory at 
good terms. Cut tate systems 
worked to advantage. Booking is 
week to week. 

''Ladies' Night," Eltinge (43d week). 
Sticking right along with the 
season's long run shows In the 
matter of business. I^st week's 
takings $9,«72. Will continue well 
into July. 

••Lightnin'," Gaiety (142d week), 
lew non-u»u.«.l»'.\l attractions were 
Vlc.sc to t.Vkini::.-* horo lani week 
and only three beat the business 
which grossed $1,T 200. OfC a lit- 
tle Saturday matinee but night 
was very good. 

First 
(iar- 
rirk) more than justilled switch. 
Takings went to $!.''>. 459, which 
approximates Fulton's total ca- 
I)aclty at $2.50 f < r eight pvrforni- 
ances. Drafhatlc hit that should 
run through summer. 

"Little Old New York,** Plymouth 
<:{9th >\eek). Final week. Clever 
« om^'Hy that played to consistent 
takings throughout season. This 
attraction shwuld fare well \n\ 
toup. d'Si ilo discuHsibn that its 
. riy New York locale Is Inter- 
rstin^ to M.inhattan especlallv. 

"Love Birds," Apollo (12th week). 
Notii e up li^ht week, idea is to 
place sliow'^Valarlo.^ on summer 
basis. JhisincHs slipped with list 
livat week: down to $11,000. 

"Mr. Pim Passes By," MlUeh (18th 



"Miss Lulu Bett," Belmont (33d 
week). Good run over this week. 
TuHinjars slid down under $4,000 
and with, anothor hot tiuturday 
.fpelJing tbo end oi week-end buci- 
ness notice immediately posted. 

"Nice People,* Klaw (14th week). 

.Holding up strongly. Ticket sale 

well into July and withdrawals 

better this success's chances of 

running through summer. 

"Right Girl," Times Square (12th 
week). Final week, show t jen- | 
Ing in Boston next week. Musical 
show which played to fair takings, 
run here not showing profit. John 
Henry Menrs due next week with 

• "Broadway Whirl," formerly 
"Century Midnight Whirl." with 

. Ca^-le, Blanche King and Winni- 
' g€r. 

"RoUo'a Wild Oat,^ Pun.h and 

• Judy (28th week). Final woek; 

has made a weekly protlt in email 

heuse (2«0 seats). Clare Kummcr 

• comedy, Ilrst production of au- 
' thoF as manager. 

*'«a»#y," New Amsterdam (24th 
week). Broadway's big money' 
getter, not disturbed by ylump 
that has affected virtually entire 
list. Sell out claimed for all per- 
formances. ' ^ 

^Selwyw's Snapshots," Selwyn (1st 
week). Newest musleal arrival, 
beling first of revue series tor Sel- 
wyns and Lew Fields, who is 
starred with Nora Bayes and De j 

• \Volf Hopper. Opening postponed 
to Thursday night. 

"Shuffle Along," G3d St. (2d week). 
'All Colored show had a .•satisfac- 
tory first week with $6,800 drawn. 
■ :$cale is topped at $2, with half 
'■"lower floor II. 50 and gallery at 50 

• cents. Making money at pare 
♦The Bat," Morosco (41st we« k). 

In' total gross this mystery piece 
ttjjps the seasoh's list. Like other 
long run shows, however, it baa 
dropped down, with last week 
around $10,000. Should hold up 
to paying pace for summer con- 
tinuance. 

"The Champion," Longacre (22d 
week). Final week. This comedy 
registered Strongly and should be 
excellent draw on the rold. House 
may be dark until August, though 
picture may get house tempora- 
rily. 

"The Green Goddess," Booth (2l8t 
week). At $10,000. the pace last 
week, management well satisfied. 
This gross equals the stronger 
non-musical at tract lon.s, with the 
few smash exceptions. 

."The Last Waltz," Century (4tb 
week). Outdistances anything of- 
fered since Easter and vi»>s with 
"Sally" oh weekly gross, the tak- 
ings bettering $30,000. Claimed 
to be beating money takings of 
any Century attraction to d:ite. 

"The Tavern," Itudjjon (2d week). 
George Cohan's appearnnco in the 
lead role of the Vagabond hailed 
by critics and public. First week's 
takings for repeat engagement 
around $10,300. Fine busin<'ss, as 
Wednesday matinee not played. 
Show is actually in 33d week. 

"Two Little Girls in Blue," Cohan 
(5th week). Loss of w ok-end 
business, which dented Broadway 
starting last week, hurt materially 
here, with the paco going to 
around $13,000. 

"Tyranny of Love," Cort (5th week). 
Started off well but is not a sum- 
mer show and weather has dented 
takings. Extra advertising being 
tried. 

"Welcome, Stranger," Sam IT. Har- 
ris (38th week). Final week, at- 
traction having been a big win- 
ner on season's engagement. 
House due to go dark for .«wnimer. 
Frank Fay's "Fables" a possibility 
later. 

"Way Down East," 44th St. (40th 
week). Film. Getting around $8.- 
000. Definite arrangements made 
to keep picture In until August. 

"Over the Hill," Park (34th week). 
Film. 

"Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," 
Astor (13th week). Filnr. Tak- 
ings la.st week were $10,400. which 
probably leads the special feature, 
pictures. 

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not so significant when it la ccn- 
sidered the first named show is 
playing in a much larger house and 
Is feeding considerably on the rep- 
utation of "Mary," the other Cohan 
summer hit. 

There wasn't a new show In town 
Monday. The film, "The Black 
Panther's Cub," which opened at the 
Majestic, replacing "Dream Street*- 
wa» the only new thing' of any iort, 
outside of the circus to hit the town. 
For the coming weCk the Parte 
Square,* the Selwyrt house*, here, will 
make a play for some of the summer 
musical comedy business with "The 
Right Girl," with Charles Purcell. 
The engagement Is IndeflnMe and 
will depend largely on the weather 
and the way the show draws. 

Of the three feature films that 
struck the town peveral weeks ago 
but one remains, "The Four Horse- 



The others, 
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BURNS AND LYNN 

Featured dancers with t>3 re(;?ord'- 
breaker AL JOLSON. Improvifig. 
Made 172 for 18 holes. Not b^d— hot 
gpod. Permanent address, 222 Kust 
I88t;i Street, New York City. 



"Liliom," Fulton 7lh week), 
week uptown (moved from 



thur'a Court," Central (12th 
week). FiJn:. Due *rO be v^ith- 
drawn at end of next week, with 
"Shame," another Fox i>irture, 
succeeding. 

"Dream Street," Town Hall tSlh 
week). Film. 

"Queen of Sheba," Lyric (8th w«(k). 
Film. 



WOODS' APOLLO DRAWS 
CHICAGO'S SPOTLIGHT 



opening night's performance on the 
main floor. The attendance was 
entirely by invitation. Both main 
floor and mt^zzanin^ carried a price 
of $5.50. The theatre was packed 
with local celebrities. 

Estimates for the week: 

"Call the Doctor" (Powers'. 4lh 
week). Though figured on .staying 
at least eight weeks, gave up the 
gho.«t after fourth. Closed to $8,.'|()0. 

"Peg o' My: Heart," for an un- 
limited (engagement. This is the 
first time Laurette Taylor has 
pTayM ,tb« "Peg" show here. It was 
formerly done by second comivany. 

"Linger Longer Letty" (Olympic, 
Till week). Still poming strong be- 
tween $14,000 aiia $15,000. 

"East Is West" (Garrlck, 12th 
week). Closed to $16,000. ppris 
Keane in '^Romance," the second 
revival on this street, opening Mon- 
day. 

"Sign on the Door" (Woods', 1st 
week). Did around $7,000. Will 
most likely be forced to last until 
Fox comes in with his picture, Au- 
gust 15. 

♦'Mary" (Colonial, 8lh week). 
RegLstered its smallest we*k, get- 
ting between $19,000 and $20,000. 

"Smooth as Silk" (Cort, 3d week). 
A big ballyhoo made on reduction 
of its admission scale to a $2 top. 

"Meanest Man in the World" 
(Cohan's Grand, 4th week). (Jet- 
ting a heavy play from theatre 
parties, which keeps its gross up to 
$11,000. 

"Four Horsemen" (La Salle, 0th 
week). Getting a wonderful society 
play. More high hats and decolette 
gowns seen at a night performance 
at this theatre than any other place 
In town. 

"The Bat" (Princess, 22d week). 
$14,500. The only show in town 
getting $3.85. 

♦'Tickle Me" (Illinois, 8th week). 
Touted as an all summer run, 
barely lasted its contracted tinn-. 
Replaced by "Kobln Hood," whicli 
drew good notices. 

"Thy Name Is Woman" (Play- 
house, 1st week). Drew all the 
critics on Its opening with 100 per 
cent, good notices. Outdrawing 
"Sign on the Door," which opened 
at the same time. 

"Broadway Brevities" (Stude- 
bakcr, 3d week). Doing dismal flop 
at $13,000. Only one more week. 
Nothing announced to take its 
place, though Shubert is said to be 
negotiating for a picture for sum- 
mer run. 

"Bab" (Blackstone, 7th week). 
Duo to leave June 11. Doing around 
$8,000. 



TWO SHOWS IN BOSTON 
GOOD FOR SUMMER RUN 



"O'Brien Girl" Did $22,000 
Last Week. 



^l 



Its Premiere, by Invitation. 
Dwarfs Ottier Attractions. 






Chicago, .Imio 1. 
Four new sliows, three of which 
are revivals, are runn«rs up tor 
chief interest to the opening of A. 



week). Business around $7,0011: J L Woods' Apollo Theatre. The 
last week, which Is profitable for Apollo r(»ceiv«d i>lenty of attention 
Hi traction and house wi«h rent from the dallies, press stories being 
period over. Should last l.ironph carried in every paper for the lAftt 
month, V ucck. «No tickets were sold (or the 



lioston. .lune 1. 

Wlun weather conditions \v«'re' 
much b» low normal for this season 
of the year, the theatres In town. 
In the main, got a pretty good break 
last week. This was especially true 
of "The OPrien Girl" at the Tre- 
ment, the leader now for several 
weeks past, and «lso "ITp in the 
Clouds," the new Galtes show whiih 
opened last week at the Wilbur. 

This week did not start so will 
for the legitimate houses, and only 
that Afonday was a holiday and sev- 
eral advance reservations had hem 
made saved It for most of the at- 
tractions. The weather Monday w.is 
more cdnduclvo to e.t tendance ;it th«' 
summer parks, which opened for- 
molly Mielr season on that day. and 
the Sells-V'loto circus which opeiud 
Monday also got a Mg draw. 

From the way things shape \ip 
now "The OPrlen Girl'* and Ti) ii 
the Clouds' will hold the stages (.f 
their respective houses for a Rum- 
mer run. The former show dl«l 
^22,000 last week, capacity for eight 
performances, and the latter, eien 
though a nfw show, and opening 
almost cold here, got a play of 
112.000. The diffcrenee In figures is 



men," at the Tromont 
is doing big' business. 
Dream Street' ami 
have now left town. v . .,, 

Kstimntea for the we(»k .are ; . . • 

"The O'Brien.GIrl" (Tiremont. AX\x^ 
week). Did iiCs best last week., 
steadily terming. aheaU tp;Wher^ 1^ 
will hang up new recordi^ for a auip- 
mer . run attendance. -Capacity ; alt 
eight perfonwances;. gro^s o^ |;^,00(». 
That puts this show way out ahead 
of all the others in town, and is 
bettering the earlv record of iMary.** 

"The Woman God Chanoed* 
(Colonial, 2nd week). Thi** film nh^ 
ishes up •this, week apd . so 'lp<^^ 
Heisenfelds hold on the lipb^e. The 
hous^ will close for the jpea.spn then. 
Did only $4,000 last week, the first 
week otriin. and did not ,(^)?:'n .strong 
Monday, this week, ,. ,. . , ^' 

"Buddies" ( Par*c. Square). TJast 
wet^K. Will Clost? at the end of \oci\\ 
engagement. About $t».00o'fpr \yeek. 
not .so bad w h<;'n von>'i<iv»"'-<^ ^V ^"'^^ 
played at a Shubert hou«^e here for 
a few weeks before, going to Park 
S(iuare. •'• 

"The Black Panther'^ Cub" (Ma- 
jestic, 1st week). This lUm is, \h 
for a two weeks' ens'agemerff. 
"Dream Street" on final week did 

$.'».000. .. . .: .,....,,..■•' 

"Up in the Clouds" (Wilbur. *nd 
wock>. Takings of about $12,000 
lirst week, with the show i>i( king 
up speed as it goes aloog. Touted 
by wise ones a.s one of the best 
shows of its sort here this sea.son, 
and with reasonable break will run 
Into July, if not longer. 

"Three Live Ghosts," (Plymouth, 
4th week). One of the surprises. 
IMtched Into house as stop gap to- 
ward the fag end of season, it has 
moved along and got the public 
going for it strong. Did $7,000 hist 
week. Only bit below best week, 
and at Ihih rate can stay on indef- 
initely as show has small salary list. 

"The Four Horsemen" (Tremont 
Temple, 5Lh week). About $8,000 
last weeki. 

Fleck's Grand Opera (Globe, 2nd 
week). Not decided success so far, 
due to a 8eri« s of unfortunate 
breaks. 

"Ruddigore" (Copley, 2nd week). 
This Gilljert & Sullivan opera not 
been seen hero for several years Is 
a smash and going bigger all the 
time, crowding small playhouse at 
(•very performance. Will be held on 
for a couple of more weeks, to be 
sui)plante(l with another of series. 



Temple. U. been paid. five pi^r cent, of the gross 



during the plijy 'a,, prelim inajry try- 
Duto by WaUtes'«.indianapoUs stock 
•cottipany. Whefftt came to New 
Ycrt-K for a ruW'ajt the Booth theatre 
f^,^9. were hbt'pald the agre<^d grad- 
4iate<l . roy^lijy,;' percentages , dating 
froni Jan. 1>J^;,«1«: 
; Mftximiliau Klser. Jr., being sta- 
tioned in Vladivostok, Siberia as a 
captain of the U. S. Infantry con- 
nected with th«"'Intelligenco Divi- 
sion, Walker fought the suit, and in 
.htrn TJrou3:^t ii *bt/untersuit to test 
(he validity'., ^f ^tljift contract. He 
averred it w^v* ei^tered into on false 
representations In that the plaintiffs 
did not have the full rights to dram- 
dtize the Hoasier novelist's book. 
Also that their . dramatic version 
was amateurlfeh and crude, and that 
he (Walker) had to rewrite It en- 
tirely, foi:owI^^ the procurement of 
**permission troni'Tarkington. Walker 
,also counLerclairned for $6,000 which 
he had already; paid in royal! les to 
the playwright and to which he 
charged they were not entitled. 

Rhlnelander, Seymour Ai: P.iunard 
Of ,64 William : treet acted for the 
plaintifts. 



PHILLYDULL 



"Mary" Only Ligit Show Playing — 
Amateurs Showing. 



Philadelphia, June 1. 
Some sweltering weather, several 
rainy days and the usual Philly 
exodus to the seashore brought the 
theatres down to the bone. Picture 
people report unexpectedly good day 
Monday, probably account d for by 
the fact that the morning wa.g dark 
and threatening and kept many 
would-bo excursionists home. 

Cohan's "Mary" Is the only legit 
show in town, entering its sixth 
week, with .*till no end in sight, 
making money right along. It may 
stick now until tho Fourth. I..ast 
week it did over $12,000. 

The Forrest opened Its third week 
of pictures Monday with "The 
Parish Priest." This house did 
better with "Kazan" last week than 
with "The Mask." its opener. 

Tho Savoy Opera Company, a 
local organizauon which presents 
some standard musical work every 
year, had ti^ree .sijccrs.sfnl perform- 
ances laPt week, at the liroud Street, 
in "Pinafore." . . 

This house, which annual • h;»s 
an amateur s< j^son. announces the 
Philopatrian l^layers for the entire 
week of June 6. The production is 
"A I'rince There Was." and Is under 
the direction of .T«mes .T. Skelly. 

Tuesday evening (May 31) this 
same house had a production en- 
titled "The I^and of Dance" \mder, 
the direction of J. Fielding Vollets 
;(nd Mrs. Fergus MeCusker for the 
.Academy of I^.incing. A company 
oT 1(>0 presented \\\ acts, specializ- 
ing in the terpsiehorean art. The 
scale was 55c. to $*i.30. . . .» 

The final event of Interest 
theatre cir(;I<.s ]\vvv was th».' ttll-sf(4r 
bent lit pcrforniancc .lune 2, at the 
Acad(,m> of Mu.Hji'. Tlu poifoi'iJt- 
iinec was v.nder the iiuspi»:es of lih«' 
American Commit tie tor Helief in 
Ireland, and the performers in- 
<-luded Van and S<henck, "Virginia 
.ludge" Kelly, I'.en Bernie, Fr»"k 
.McGlynn. star of 'I^incoln,'' Mauriee 
Diamond and K«iineth Hugh s. 
The scale wes $2 to $''», with ^l 
admissioo. 



JUDGMENTS AFFIRIViED. 

^tange and Mears Secure Verdic* 
in Court of Appealt. 



The royalty action begun in 1918 
by Hugh Stanislaus Stange and 
Behjamin Stanaard Mears, authors 
of the dramatic version of N. Booth 
Tarklngton'f^ "i^eventeen, * against 
Stuart W^i^lk^ ^nd Maximilian El- 
aer, Jr., the producers, came to a 
final conclusion Wednesday with a 
decision handed down by the Court 
of Appeals affirming the judgments 
In favor of the plaintiff. These are 
for some five thousand odd dollars 
plus interest and costs. 

Stange and Meara sued for ac- 
crued royalties on the play, having 



HAMMERSTEIN PLANS. 

Mostly Dramatic Shows Next Sea^ 
son — Touring "Tickle Me." 



"The Front Seat," a n w drama 
by Kida Johnson Young, which was 
recently tried out for Arthur Ham- 
merstein by the Poll stock in Wash- 
ington, will be cast for a B oadway 
showing opening at the Kepublic 
during August. The piece will be 
the first of five dramatic show) to 
be done by Hammerstein during the 
coming season. He has def^lded to 
remain out of the musical comedy 
field with new productions with the 
exception of "Blossom Time. ' which 
he will produce early In tix; season, 
dtie to his having received informa- 
tion the Shuberts were com. m plat*" 
ing producing a musical pice ' with 
a similar title. 

Hammerstein will send on tour 
next season a company of 'Tickle' 
Me" with Frank TInney. 



ONE-ACT PLAY PRIZE 

Awarded to Dan W. Totheroh 
"In the Darkness." 



for* 



The Arts and Festivals' Commit- 
tee of the Neighborhood Hou.sea of 
New York has given the prize of- 
fered for the best unpublished one- 
act play written by an American to 
Dan W. Totheroh, of 4052 Seven- 
teenth street, San Francisco, for his 
play, "In the Darkness." Heceiving 
honorable mention wt-rc "The 
Noose," by Tracy Mygatt; "Trains," 
by Evelyn Kinlg and "The Prairie," 
by Elaine Sterne. 

Three prizes will be offered next 
season for a one-act play, a com- 
munity pageant and a sprint^ festl- 
vaL Manuscripts should be ad- 
dressed, registered to the Arts and 
Festival Committee, United Neigh- 
borhood House.*?, 70 Fifth avonue, 
New York city. 



»» 



Harris* "Bluebeard's Eighth Wife 

William Harris has accei)ted the 
auaptailon of a Frertch iflccc which 
he will produce under the title of 
"Rluebenrd':t Kighth Wife." The 
piece, a straight comedy, will be 
given an out-of-town showii^g dur- 
ing July. 




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osical aii(J dramatic produc-^ 
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Friday. June 3, 1921 



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VARIETY 



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FOOLS ERRANT. 

Cl«yeland, June 1. 
In these days when theatrical 
fnanagers and producers claim to 
five the play-goincr public what it 
wants— so long as it proves satis - 
ftujtory at the box-offlcc— it is 
really refreshing to witness such a 

S redact ion as "Fools Errant," which 
ad its premiere at the Hanna 
Monday before a large audience, 
notwithstanding the sultry weather. 
The new play was received en- 
thusiastically *and stamped with 
Approval throughout, but this 
should give no cause for wonder- 
ment; it deserved the encomium. 

"Fools BU-rant," by Louis Evan 
6hipma,n, is something the public 
wants because it is clean, whole- 
some entertainment, but, more than 
that, it is drama o6 a calibre that 
sends the audience home with a 
good taste in its mouth. The story 
is well written in bright and intelli- 
gent dialog, the plot unfolds uncon- 
ventionally in some respects, and 
the climax is reached in true dra- 
matic form. 

The story concerns Jack Pritch- 
ard. rich and prosperous, who neg- 
lects his beautiful young wife for 
Greta Ellis and establishes her asi 
his mistress. Fanny Pritchard, 
social butterfly, knows of the in- 
trigue but is unaware of the mis- 
tress's identity. 

Eric Brierly, former suitor of 
Fanny, returns unexpectedly from 
France, and she confesses her un- 
happlness through her husband's 
shortcomings. Erie meets Greta In 
her apartment. Jack Pritchard ap- 
pears on the scene, and Eric de- 
termines to marry Greta and take 
her to Montana, principally in order 
to break u^ her alliance with 
Pritchard in the hope that Fanny 
may secure her husband's love in 
its entirety. 

Eric and Greta live platonically 
for a year, in which time she has 
learned to love him ardently. He 
has taken good care of her in every 
way, and her devotion to Eric has 
reached a high degree, when Fanny 
Pritchard turns up at their little 
home. Jack Pritchard is dead, and 
believing Eric is free — she is un- 
aware of his marriage to Greta — 
Fanny is willing to renew her love 
affair with Eric. Here the two 
women — the widow and former mis- 
tress of Jack Pritchard — meet for 
the first time. Greta - tries t. ex- 
plain how she was an unwilling 
victim to the advances of Jack 
Pritchard, but widows generally are 
uninterested In this side of the 
triangle. 

Fanny meets Eric and seeks a 
place in his affections, but time 
has proved his love for Greta. 
Fanny's claims for his love are 
: futile and she departs crestfallen. 
In the mtantime Greta, conjectur- 
ing the trend, of events, prepares 
to leave Eric, but he unbosoms his 
love story to Greta; he needs her 
^ in his life; they have passed 
through their probation; they begin 
• Itfe on a new basis. A splendid 
story well told! 

Charles Millward as Eric Brierly 
and Kathlene MacDonell as Greta 
Ellis stood out prominently in their 
roles; they are easily entitled to 
premier honors. In th«' hands of 
Miss MacDonell a fidelity of realism 
Is brought to the part of Greta 
Ellis; she gives a new version of 
the "woman in the case," and one 
that demands respect and sym- 
pathy. Millward's interpretation of 
Eric Brierly was masterful. Much 
was expected from Lucile Watson 
as Fanny Pritchard, but she was 
not quite convincing. There was a 
flippancy and anxiety to over-act 
that somewhat detracted. Alexan- 
der Onslow as Jack Pritchard — 
Whether from llrst-night nervous- 
ness or otherwise — was the weak 
link In the chain that bound the 
principals together. He failed to 
impress us as the Jack Pritchard 
the author evidently had in min "".. 
Charles Hammond as James Stan- 
nard fiilflUed what was expected 
from him. The minor parts — Harry 
HammlU as Dr. Graham. Charles 
Riegal as Tom Cassidy, David An- 
drada as Henry Malloy, Norma 
Mitchell as Mrs. Kinsey Elton. Myra 
Murry as Ellen, and Shirley Stanley 
as Annette — were in capable hands 
and <^li helped to register a success 
for iho premiere. 

'Fools Errant" is a winner!- 

J. WHton Roy. 



due compliment to its author, one 
Hubert Osborne, a name quite un- 
known. 

Mr. Osborne has taken a theme, 
big In lt« impulse, deep in its in- 
nate humanity, pleasant in Its pop- 
ular interpretation, freely open to 
liberal acting scope of the pla^'er. 
He puts before us an inventor, a 
chemist (evidently of the Edison 
type). He is an elderly man, in- 
cessantly active, with many eccen- 
tricities of character. He is an ex- 
perimenter with coal-tar products 
and has reached a conclusion as to 
the creation of pearls from the 
source of chemical dyea, perfumes 
and kindred products. 

During his period of experimen- 
tation a burglar breaks into his 
house, is shot by his secretary and 
comes undeV the care of the in- 
ventor. He proceeds to deal with 
him as one more experiment — mak- 
ing a bet with his family physician 
that he can create a man from this 
young derelict whose record proves 
him always a wastrel. 

Mr. Osborne has . developed his 
story so that the plans of the in- 
ventor remain frequently hidden 
from view and the purposes of his 
student equally uncertain. He has 
written the human equation largely 
into the lines of his play without 
losing sight of his problem or the 
adequate solution of his tale. His 
work is a finely executed drafts- 
manship, a quality product com- 
mensurate of large rewards from 
an eager public. 

Mr. Dinehart, as the crook, ven- 
turing forth to do and dare under 
an assumed name he hardly knows 
the source of, proved that he can 
act something more than brusque 
"type" roles. In this story he varies 
his work in many ways and it was 
particularly as the nervous crook, 
fearsome and uncertain, that* he 
gave a distinct new view to his 
personality. In the later acts he 
was more the Dinehart of old with- 
out the smile and bragadoclo. a 
more sincere and positive character. 

Throughout the evening one could 
not help but fall into the spirit of 
Mr. Mellish's elderly inventor. 

The remainder of the cast was 
equally commensurate. Mr. Haw- 
ley's secretary, who could take or- 
ders, Mr. Gran's physician of lim- 
ited optimism, Eileen Wilson's 
pleasant daughter, and Miss Dyer's 
confidence woman were all clever 
examples of definite acting study. 



where some of the acti from the 
FoUiea are given. 

The second part of the Follies 
opened with "The World la Mine," 
led by Arthur Shelby, and brought 
on the "Wonder Girls" in the big 
flash costume number of the show. 
A singing and dancing bit, "You're 
Such a Silly," by Prince and Lowry, 
stirred things up again, ^)ut encores 
were not In order, owing to the length 
of the program. Miss Mischanko 
pleased in a barefoot dance, and 
"The Apache's Dream" by tho Hum- 
phries brought out some rough Inci- 
dental pantomime. "Nestinmr Tim*» " 
with little Miss Patrlcca Mayo in 
front of the Dancing Ponies, proved 
a popular ntimber. Miss Mayo is a 
chic little person, bubbling with 
personality. And she has a real 
voice. Lowry was next, with some 
eccentric dancing, and was followed 
by the Russians, Keeper and Mis- 
chanko, in native dancing. Then the 
Superlative Three, followed by fhe 
Humphries in another dancing turn 
and Prince and Lowry. This time the 
little Prince girl was In boy's cloth- 
ing, and looked smaller than ever. 
There was considerable talking stuff 
In this bit, and as Mr. Lowry had to 
tell his stuff three times from differ- 
ent parts of the stage it slowed 
things up. 

Then the closer — another big flash 
number — "Moonlight," with MIsh 
Rayne and the girls in crinolines, 
poke bonnets and pantalets, and 
with all the principals cominnr on 
for the finale, both stages and the 
run being occupied, making a flash 
showing. 

It is the present plan to change 
principals and feature acts every 
four weeks, whllp new numbers and 
acts will be introduced in the week- 
ly bills at various time as they are 
needed to strengthen things and 
keep them coming. Hughes. 

THREE MUSKETEERS. 

Louis XIII. King of Franoe.ChArtes Anflo 

Anne of Austria Paula Tennple 

Cardinal Richelieu Edirard Emery 

Lady de Winter, "Miladl." 

Wlnlfr«d Verlaa 

Constance Bonacleux Jean Wtlklni 

Duke of Bucklncrham «.B. N. Lewln 

Comte de Rochefort Leo Stark 

De TreviUe Leonard Booker 



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PUPPET MASTER. 

Atlantic City, June 1. 

A play, a real play — delightful In 
the extreme, carefully acted in two 
finely drawn portraits of human 
people and backed with a real idea 
full of vlgoi»ous, healthful optimism, 
is the plea.sant event which greeted 
playgoers at the Woods, Monday. 
The play bore the title of "The Pup- 
pet Master," was introduced under 
the auspices of the Selwyns for the 
purpose of featuring Alan Dine- 
hart. and had the extensive aid of 
Fuller Melllsh In one of the very 
finest pieces of acting which has 
OI'^tlncfuKshed his long career. 

To s^peak of "The Puppet Mas- 
ter" as one of the very best plays 
■^ this intimate theatre since the 
name of "Woods" was lighted 
*^^ioss the doorway, pays only a 



ELECTRIC FOLLIES 

Kansas City, June 1. 

It certainly is a mWHon-dollar 
flash, that "Follies of 1921,' the mu- 
sical revue, now running at Electric 
Park, Kansas City's Coney Island. 
The magnitude of the production, 
the fact that the management Is 
presenting It free, with no charge 
for reserved seats or anything, and 
Its proved drawing power, as evi- 
denced by the -crowds the opening 
week. Is a striking development of 
the summer amusement world. 

The big show Is given in the mu- ^ 
sic pavilion, where in former years 
noted bands were the attraction, but 
the bands have given way to the 
more popular and Jazzier entertain- 
ment. Starting from the stage in 
the music shell a wide run has been 
built connecting with another stage 
near the center of the pavilion. On 
these two stages and the runway 
the revue Is given, part of the time 
action being on both stages and the 
run at once. 

Principals and chorus were new 
to each other and all were now to 
the two-stage affair, but under the 
efllclent direction of Director Roy 
Mack the opening performance 
moved smoothly. 

The opening event. "Hello Every- 
body," introducing the Parisian hat 
models, with Rene Ravne, Arthur 
Selby and 12 Follies ponies, was a 
pretentiotis affair, during which 
Miss Ravne made a full-stage 
chancre from street clothes to a gor- 
Rfoou.s golden creation, which came 
from the boxes carried by the girls. 
Julin."^ Keeper and I^udmela Mis- 
chanko following In a "dance clas- 
sical." The Superlative Three— two 
men and a girl — put over one sotiK 
for big applause. The Dancing 
Humphries gave a series of whirl- 
wind ballroom novelties. Thi.s pair 
are fast and clever. "I^onosome 
lilt tie Raindrop" brought Miss 
R?iyne and the ponies back for one 
of th» moi?t jiicahlft n umbers of fhe 
bill. A vocal offering by Arthur 
Selby was next, followed by Irene 
Prlnc*» and Eddie Lowry, offering 
"My lioney Bee." This jazzy team 
had a hard time getting away. 
"Molly Malone." with the Superla- 
tllve Three and Twelve Colleens, 
wan a pretty numbor, well costumed 
and worked up. A novelty dancing 
act by Julius Keeper was well re- 
ceived and was followed by the big 
comedy punch of the bill. "Circus 
Day Is Here," written and .staged by 
Roy Mack, Introducing the Dancing 
Humi)hries, Prince and I.owry, the 
clown Kiddles and Ehonezer, the 
"Ham Tree" trick mule. This opened 
with a classy dancing oflering by 
the two teams and the girls, after 
which a ring pad was spre.id by the 
two colored comedy grooms, with 
the mule act. The dancers and girls 
took Feats on one of the stages and 
the mule act was on for a hot finish. 

An hour's intermission gives the 
patrons time to visit the Silhouette 
Garden for a bite and a dance, and 



Porthos..... John Paraons 

Aramls J. Humbird Duffy 

D" Artaynan Mr. Temple 

Monsieur Oonacieuz Edward Kavor 

Madame de Bola-Tracy .•...Elsie Meyer 

Madame de Survla Hilda Steiner 

Madame d'AigulIon Orace Wood 

Madame de I.annoy Ethel Cook 

Madame d'Eatreet Fdlth Hurhes 

Donna Pistefanla Annabel Orey 

Oabrlelle. a dancer Beatrice Whitney 

Landlord.. j. H. Kline 

Valet to Buckingham J. H. Kline 

Secretary to Buckingham Sidney Stone 

A Jeweler Hedley Hall 

An original composition by Rich- 
ard W. Temple, described as a 
"musical costume play In two acts 
and eight scenes," is the first offer- 
ing of the Southern Light Opera 
Co., Inc., which has taken posses- 
sion of tHe Manhattan Opera House 
for a supplementary ecR^on. If the 
presentation, first given Thursday 
evening of last week, had been an 
amateur undertaking it would be 
described as brilliant, but as a seri- 
ous contribution to the metropoli- 
tan it lacked that professional 
touch of craftsmanship to mark it 
a substantial success. 

Some of the details were entire- 
ly satisfying, but a general survey 
of the whole offering, witnes.sed 
Monday evening of this week after 
four performances had been given 
to get it In smooth running order, 
as.sayed as disappointing. 

The Southern Opera Co. Is com- 
posed of a group of Atlanta. Ga., 
promoters who have made known 
their purpose to provide attractions 
for that section of the country of 
a class to appeal to theatregoers of 
taste and intelligence, and presum- 
ably to make a profit on tha enter- 
prise. Their first effort does not 
augur any great menafce to the 
commancung position of the metro- 
politan Impresario, although "The 
Three Muskoteers" is an entirely 
praiseworthy nccompllchmont. 

Its defect is that an i^nexperl- 
enced hand is disclosed. There are 
many scones where the services of 
a skillful coach would have been 
valuable, both In the act'ng and In 
the preparation of the prediction. 
Several of the prjiclpals r.ceied In- 
struction sadly. There we::e whole 
scenes where not a ward 6z C'a^og 
was intelll^ilb'.e and every'c.-<ry 
talked with such nervous haste that 
the Import of their speeches was 
completely lost. 

Mr. Temple, who wrote the score 
and book a.rA who played the prin- 
cipal role of D'Artagnan, wa» a 
conspicuous oflfender, both in h!s 
8pee«;h an.: slnj>ing. Perhaps it w*s 
niefvou.srip^.sd that maGdThim braatn- 
Icss and hurried. His manifold re- 
sponslbllit!#»s ml^ht easily have 
oppre.s.qed h'.m, for the program 
specifies that the production had 
been made under hJ» personal di- 
rection. 

Tho two details that stand out 
are the ezceileiit ttaliiliig of the 
chorus of fifty or more voices and 
the very agreeable score. The 
music alms for a higher level of 
quali.y than the Jingles of current 
popular taftos r.nd occasionally at- 
tains something akin to the best of 
the light opera melodies. A quar- 
tet. "Oh Frlenflship." has an en- 
gaging lilt to its theme, and an en- 
semble, "Paris, Paris," in the first 
act, was di.stinclly worth while. A 
light trifle, "The Articles of Toilette 
for a Ix'idy," was a neat bit of froth 
and there are elsewhere some 
graceful passages, but the score 
generally reminds one of the light 
opera school of a generation ago. 

Mr. Temple has held pretty close- 



FOREIGN REVIEWS 



v: 



THE PEEP SHOW. 



Wy lie -Tate revue, but la as popular 
as ever. "Curing a Cold" is excel- 
lent burlesque, and the Dutch and 
Arabian scenes are also far abov* 
the average. 

The show finishes with a darinc 
Innovation, in which the stage ia 
empty n^ye for the two leading 
characters, an innovatlot: whicU 
goes one better than the artistio 
finale of "The League of Notions." 
The music by Jameii W. Tate is 
particularly tuneful and catching, 
two ballade for Annie Croft and 
Reginald Sharland— "I Do Lik« 
Being in Love" and "Find Me Tw« 
Dear Eyes." both finely rendered— 
being particularly so, while Annla 
Croft's "Prince of My Heart" la th« 
gem of the beautifully staged Scot- 
tish episode. 

The stagecraft of Gus Schilke ifl 
seen at ita best throughout and ha« 
much to do with the success of the 
show. As ia usual with revuea and 
musical comedies, many people have 
a finger In the pie — no aelf-respect- 
Ing revue manager over took any 
notice of the old adage about too 
many cooks. These Include Tom 
Webster, the "Daily Mail" and 
"Evening News ' cartoonist, who !• 
reaponsible for the weird design of 
the opening acene, a design which 
includes a good many carlcaturea 
of wel) known sporting people. 
Dolly Tree has been responsible for 
the dresses. 

Additional scenes come from the 
pens of R. P. Weston and Bert Lee. 
Clifford and \alent;ne Harris con- 
tribute lyrics, and the whole pro- 
duction is under the direction of 
Julian Wylle. Gore. 



London, May 10. 
Without having the gorgeousness 
of the De Courvllle productions thia 
Wylle-Tate revue is one of the best 
of its kind and will doubtneas run 
mlo as mtny edlllv..is as Wn pre^le- 
cessors. The management has 
thought more of actual talent in 
choosing their cast than of the ex- 
travagantly "big names" which are 
only too often sadly disappointing. 
The result is a first class entertain- 
ment of all round excellence and 
merit. Staged by Gus Solhke, re- 
sponsible for many of our beat 
revuea, it is full of originality, and 
its sixteen scenes are framed in 
settings which are beautiful with- 
out being gaudy or vulgarly opu- 
lent. 

The first scene introduces us to 
the principals, including Stanley 
Luplno and Mona Vivian, and the 
story starts. This deals with the 
Invention of an eccentric professor, 
played by Herbert Darnley. who has 
constructed a rocket which, with 
Lupino and Reginald Sharland as 
passengers, is shot into the moon. 
The voyagers find themselves in 
Pierrot land, and a charming Pier- 
rette, Annie Croft (Light o* the 
Moon) is promptly fallen in love 
with by Reginald Sharland (Sis 
Harry Coe. She returns to earth 
with him, but an accident happens, 
and the lovers find themselves oft 
the Scottish coast. Later they be- 
come the guests of an American 
multi-mlUlonalre who is living in 
a Highland castle. 

The young couple wish to get 
married, but are prevented by house 
shortage — painfully topical thia 
touch — and they are compelled to 
return to the moon. At this point 
we more or less lose the story, as is 
th? habit in revue, and the show 
becomes a pot-pourri of good things. 
Among the best of these are "The 
Song Shop." in which we meet the 
almost forgotten favorites of the old 

music hall stage — Charles Godfrey, 

Dan Leno, Maggie Duggan, Lottie Fcreol and C. A. Carpentler, pre- 
Colllns, Eugene Stratton and others, sented and dressed bv Mme. B. Ba- 
al 1 names to conjure with m)t many fiml, has many good featurea. but 



ELSIE JANIS. 

Paris, May 20. 
Without any biased opinion It 
must be acknowledged the success 
of Raphel Beretta's production at 
the Theatre de I' A polo, of which ho 
has assumed the dlrev^tion, with Max 
Viterbo as general manager. Is duo 
to Elsie Janis. The revue of Roger 



years ago. 

They sing the old songs, and the 
episode finishes with an old-fash- 
ioned Christy minstrel show. "Down 
Dickens Street" is another delight- 
ful feature and shows the White 
Hart Inn, Bleak House, Scrooge's 
front door and the Old Curiosity 
Shop. The scenes allow the Intro- 
duction of a whole host of Dickens' 
characters, the players each imper- 
.sonatlng several. Stanley Luplno 
appears as Scrooge; Sam Waller, 
Uriah Heep; Mona Vivian as Oliver 
Twist, Little Nell, Poor Joe; Annie 
Croft as Dolly Vardon and Nance: 
Benson Kleeve as Bumble and Bill 
Sikes. All the characters are clev- 
erly presented, nnd the episode is 
one of the tlt-blts of the show. An- 
other good scene Is a return to pre- 
war conditions, when polltness was 
the order of the day, and shopmen 
with much hand washing with In- 
visible soap would gladly send home 
a packet of hairpins, while cab driv- 
ers greeted a possible fare with 
gladness and affability. 

Other scenes Include a burlesque 
on Arctic exploration, "Captain 
Spreckleton's Lecture." Another 
lets us Into the weird and wonderful 
methods of the Ministry of Waste. 
"My Lady's Dressing Table" has al- 
ready been seen In a previous 

ly to the dramatic version of the 
Dumas romance as it was done by 
B. H. Sothern 20 years ago. All 
tho emphasis is on the romance 
and there is practically no comedy 
worth the name. The "book" is 
Just an excuse for the score and 
the costume display. 

The cast is mixed. John Par- 
sons, basso, as Porthos. has an 
cgreeable voice and looks his part. 
Mr. Temple fills the picture of the 
f.arcon, but has not the vocal pow- 
ers tor so large and trying an audl- 
idT'iM-ra as the Manhattan. Paula 
''^••'T'ple as Anne of Austria sings 
r,;79'!tly and in her blJou beauty 
"5/ci):d make a capital soubret, but 
Is aryihJjjg but regal. Constance 
'vcracleux, seam.stress to the 
/:.jr?nn. In the person of Jean 
V/JJkir.fl, f.ang agreeably, but in 
:"!iech and nccent was distinctly 
c';;:3';u:al Pittsburgh, and so the 
ra'?t rrc"^, •V'^m fair to crude, most 
of tntm B&dJy Iv. need of fctage 
i.-^'c^ and Instruction. 

I/Tont cf tne settings are sightly, 
hut the dramatic "punch" In the 
rr-uoUi-'teera' breakneck ride to Calais 
r.?ter the queens jewels was sadly 
.raioquate, A seml-clrcular white 
^r^re^n was dropped to the center 
cf th? dark utog* and thereon was 
vrr:J'*cted a representation of driv- 
^.-ij »'"i" by means of a stereopticon. 
i^.-c:n time to time the three sol- 
('.ers appeared in slllhouette before 
the screen and engaged in sword 
play with much noise. Subsequent- 
ly a drop showing a wharf was low- 
ered into view and there was morn 
Hword combat, but what it was all 
about nobody knew. 

The final scene of the royal ball 
in the Hotel de Ville was a sightly 
affair with the big chorus skilfully 
handUjl for picturesque costume 
effect, although the scene designer 
had arranged some atrocious chro- 
matic comblnatlcn.s in hin color 
scheme. Hush. 



it is Elsie who stands out as tho 
attraction. [Her work has beea 
mentioned In a previous cabld.] 

After the applause subsided at tho 
premiere Miss Janls sweetly ex- 
pressed her thanks, confessing sho 
was on the verge of weeping with 
Joy. And this was not stage busi- 
ness. Her simplicity took the Paris 
public's heart. She is Hated as a 
great mimic, a dellcioua dancer and 
a successful entertainer. 

The remainder of the troupe can 
be congratulated on their efforts. 
William Reardon, as singing part- 
ner, and Julian Trayer as dancer, 
with Miss Janls have a big share la 
the American star's success. 

The revue is well mounted and tho 
costumes gorgeous, "signed" Mme. 
Raslml. The finest series comprise 
the Last Nights of Don Juan, Satan 
tempting the famous lover, with 
Me.ssallne (Jane Henriquez) por- 
trayed visiting a gladiator's tavern; 
then to the Island of Lesbos, amidst 
Sapho and the grjices: then we see 
the Mlgnons of King Henry III, fol- 
lowed by a finale of the supposed 
victims of Don Juan. 

There are a couple of excellent 
sketches— "L'amour en Muslque." 
with Fernand Frey and Jules Moy; 
the centenary of Napoleon, with 
Bonaparte finding every one in tho 
rear wearing the Legion of Honor, 
whereupon he personally bestows 
the medal on the pollu. This sceno 
Is effective. The revue Is conducted 
by F. Mallet, with Leo Massard as 
stage manager. Kcndrew. 



LES DEUX MASQUES. 

Paris. May 20. 

A new program has been mount- 
ed at this little house in the Ruo 
Fontaine, and Is now a competitor 
of the Grand CJulgnol as a chamber 
of horrors. The principal number is 
"Le Convent du Silence," by 
d'HansewItch and M. Viterbo. Tho 
partner of a Spanl.Mh danseuse^ 
Juanlta. has assassinated an old 
beau who was paying assiduous 
court to her. A priest, to whom 
Juanlta has confessed, falls In love 
with her and suggests that, in order 
to save her friend she should enter 
the monastery, the House of Silence, 
where he is confessor. 

The murderer becomea Jealous 
and some months later finds means 
of interviewing his former mistress. 
He accuses the priest of having In- 
fluenced Juanlta, and the Spanish 
girl likewise expresses h r Inten- 
tion of quitting the monastery 
where she is not allowed to speak. 
The priest causes the intruder to 
be locked In a cell, while Juanlta, 
seeking an exit, opens a door which 
in the old days of the Inquisition led 
the victim to a terrible death. He 
permits tho spiked door to close on 
the woman's body and grimly 
watches her departure. 

This blood curdler is well played, 
but It Is a matter of opinion on the 
subject matter. 

On the same program Is a farce 
by Miguel Zamaeois. "L'lnconsol- 
able," which Is not an axiom. A 
widower commissions a painter to 
make a portrait of his deceased wlfo 
from a photograph, and he breaks 
into tears while giving a descrip- 
tion of her chirms. Tlie painter 
(Continu'/d on page iZ) 



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NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



Friday, June 3, 1921 



;:r 



JUS EDWARDS' NEWSBOYS «nd 
/ QIRLS. 



ISono* and Talk. 
V MiiM.; On« (7); 
Filth Av. 



Fun Stagt (20). 



On* Edwards bnilt thia *ct. er 
tiither threw It togrether, to exploit 
him latest protege, a little Scotch 
iad hA rescued £rom EhMr. Is!an<^ 
fwhen they were about to send him 
l)ack to Scotland. The idea of the 
newsboy 8 haa been done by Ed- 
wards before. There Is another act 
of the same description playing the 
•mall time at present. It Is the re- 
mains of an old act in which Gus 
hJmself once appeared, .. 

The present turn opens In "one" 
before a special drop showing the 
fence of a ball park meant to be 
the Polo Grounds, from the talk. 
The boys are crowding siround a 
knot hole. Five minutes of mean- 
ingless talk here before a little girl 
. sings a number with the boys be- 
hind her. 

The act then goes into full stage, 
practically a bare stage, and runs to 
the finish in this atmosphere. A 
second girl leads a couple of num- 
bers and a man who also sings, 
showing a pleasing voice, but gets 
no special attention. 

The Scotch laddie Is first intro- 
duced In his native dress and does 
several bird imitations and one of 
an aeroplane. Later he returns In 
grotesque attire and puts over the 
hit of the act with "The Trousers 
Me Faether Wore." In this he shows 
up very well and seems to have a 
confidence that speaks of experi- 
er.^e. The kid has one of those like- 
able freckled faces that immediately 
suggests pictures. It's a great face 
for a mischievious kid. 

Besides this number there is one 
other and a dance done by a little 
girl worthy of notice. The dance Is 
fine and the little girl attractive, but 
the dressing — she wears some sort 
of silk trousers or overalls — doesn't 
belong at all. The number that pre- 
cedes it also Is bad. There is one 
other cute kid. a boy, who has little 
to do after the opening In "one." 
The rest of the boys appear to be 
rather well along in years and only 
Assist One did absolutely nothing 
and appeared in the first five min- 
utes of the running only. 

The larger of the two girls does 
not reach the standard of Edwards 
by a long way. 

An act should have been framed 
for the Scotch kid with the little 
girl and the smart boy, used in the 
opening, with possibly another girl 
and boy, which would "have an- 
swered the purpose quite as well as 
thi) whole outfit now employed. 

In* its present shape the act Is not 
good enough for the better houses 
and too big for the smaller ones. In 
any case the act would have to be 
mounted before being played. Scen- 
ery and costumes would make some 
difference, but It would be better to 
restage something for the boy, and 
he seems to be worth It. 

If Edwards Insists upon one of 
these girl and boy combinations, 
why Isn't It about time to spring the 
old school act again? One would do 
as well now as it ever did if prop- 
erly placed. 



FRANK GORDON and ROSALIE. 

Song and Dance. 

15 Mint.; One (Special). 

The couple maintain animated 
toy roles throughout. The special 
drop In "one" discloses two panels, 
representing a toy shop window, 
wherefrom a soldier and a girl doll 
emerge for a song and dance num- 
ber. Solo and double dances ensue 
mixed with a "Toys" recitation to 
the effect that life Is a game of 
toys, etc. 

There Is too much sameness In 
the act and the dances are not re- 
deemed even by precise execution, 
somo of thwn appearing crude. A 
emoothtr running routine will prob- 
ably come In time. In the deuce 
spot they fared rather well at the 
B8th Street and should hold down 
that spot acceptably elsewhere. 



MAUD EARI« 

Songs. 

16 Mint.; Two. (Speci'sl). 

Albomarle» Brooklyn. 

Maud Earle's latest offerlns Is a 
song cycle consisting of selections 
of the better class, with one ex- 
ception, a pop number for the fin- 
ish. Aside from Miss Earle's splen- 
did soprano, which shows cultiva- 
tion, the outstanding feature of the 
act Is the showmanlike manner in 
which it Is staged and lighted. 
Opening with a few bars of a num- 
ber off stage. Miss Karl enters and 
following a brief Introductory, In 
which she mentions her former act 
and tells of what she will do In her 
present turn, she sings the Jewel 
song from "Faust." This is sung 
in French, splendidly phrased and 
delivered, and marked with a sense 
of musical expression that makes 
the number delightful to listen to. 

A short bit of rhyme precedes her 
next number, "I Hear You Calling 
Me," which is planologed in part, 
orchestral accompaniment being 
used for the latter portion of the 
song. This number is also delivered 
with a keen perception of values. 
A baby spot from the gridiron, and 
a spot from the front of the house, 
coupled with side lighting, alter- 
nated In coloring and perfectly syn- 
chronized with the moods of the 
ballad make for a pretty stage pic- 
ture which adds materially to the 
general effect. Miss Earl takes a 
high note In "Calling Me," an "F" 
above high "C," which, unlike most 
freak tones, came out full and 
round, and as clear as a silver bell. 

Another rhymed preface, fol- 
lowed by a classical aria, anent the 
coming of Spring, replete with vocal 
pyrotechnics and sung as an 
operatic diva might do it, and better 
than many could. A Jingly ditty 
leading up to the finish, a published 
pop song, with an extra verse which 
lyrically paved the way for the 
throwing open of Miss Earle's gown 
and revealing her In knickers, as 
In her judge and Jury turn of last 
season. Miss Earl was very well 
received at the Albemarle, where 
audiences, through their scarcity of 
numbers aro more or less cold. 
"Speeches" are few and far between 
over here, but Miss Earle received 
sufficient applause at the conclu- 
sion of her specialty to Justify one 
In which she said the act was but a 
week old. 

On her showing at the Albemarle 
Miss Earl will fit snugly Into the 
early section of the big tinoe bills. 

Bell. 



''PARIS QUI FILM.** 

^•vue. 

Moulin Bleu, Paris. 

Paris. May 20. 

Gabriel Tenot runs both the Cluny 
Theatre and the Moulin Bleu Cab- 
aret Both •stablishments are de- 
voted to the lighter vein of enter- 
tainment, and at the latter resort he 
hUh put o-ik it. nitty little T<eyne by 
Clement Vautel and Max Eddy. 

Without spectacular pretension 
the satire will tickle the scandal 
mongers, for it criticizes modem 
manners in a series of short 
sketches. The cartoonist Bib is 
naturally a topical subject. He Is 
diiM!:uised as an American million- 
alfB, infatuated by the portrait of 
Mme. Cecile Sorel at the Salon des 
Humourists. He vows to marry 
the lady if she resembles the car- 
icature, and the famous societaire 
of the Comedie Franoaise Jumps at 
the bait, timidly acknowledging it 
to be a life-like portrait. 

Another skit reveals two peasants 
in the devastated regions reading a 
society Journal thrown away by 
tourists. They express indignation 
at the proof of the close attention 
given to actresses' lost or stolen 
pearl necklaces, while so little 
space is left for the appeals of the 
inhabitants in the liberated regions 
who has suffered so severely during 
the German occupation. 

The debut of Tautel, a clever 
Journalist, as a revue writer, is 
highly successful. Kcndrew. 



TIPTOP FOUR. V- ' 
Male Quartet. 
11 Mine; One. 
58th Street. 

A clean cut quartet of dress 
coated young men, class in appear- 
ance and likewise class in singing. 
They get away from the hackneyed 
routine of male fours. There is a 
little Incidental comedy, but it Is 
very Incidental and neatly done in- 
stead of the usual discords and 
horseplay. 

The opening is a sort of lullaby 
medley made up of snatches of 
such standard numbers as "Mighty 
Lak a Rose." The base has a solo 
and the four come together again 
for the continuation of quickly 
chaiiging numbers. They don't sing 
too much of any one selection but 
shift around frequently. The har- 
mony is sweet without any of those 
extreme effects characterized as 
"barber shop.** An Irish number 
with bagpipe Imitation effects made 
a closer that buU's-eyed the east 
side clientele and brought them back 
for an encore. 

Headlined the show in the billing 
and on the stage. Good class musi- 
cal turn for the best shows. 

Kush. 



LEHR and BELLE. 
Songs and Dances. 
14 Mins.; One. 
58th Street. 

Lou Lehr and Nancy Belle are 
rather an immature pair In their 
style and material. They have the 
familiar routine. Open with duet, 
go into Inconsequential talk. He 
exits while she floes a dance of no 
special merit to the accompaniment 
of "Dance of the Toys.** 

Lehr Is back with a riotous bit 
of travestied ".society dancer" with 
decolletagA of the most extreme 
degree and a frowsy, bobbed wig. 
He does rough falls and leaps in a 
burlesque of an interpretative 
dancer. This got uproarious 
laughter. The girl solos while he 
makes a change to Tuxedo and they 
finish with another duet. 

The girl is pretty In a flapper 
way and handles talk fairly well. 
Man Is only half way. If he would 
be content to do grotesque comedy 
altogether he might get somewhere. 
But the sudden transforniatlon from 
the burlesque dame to the polite 
dinner-coated entertainer was out 
of order. In all probability the 
rough stuff would get the most re- 
turns. We have about all the po- 
lite entertainers the traffic will bear 
right now, and small time audi- 
ences seem to be hungry for knock- 
out comedy that will make 'em 
laugh. Rush. 



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PEDDRICK and DE VERE. 
Song and Dance. 
12 Mins.; Two. 
Lincoln Sq. 

Boy and girl witli a sonjr and 
dance routine of the genrral I>opw 
grade. Nothing unusual distln- 
guiflhoB it, unless the boy's resonant 
tenor means anything— only he 
f])oil9 it because of a lack of poisv. 
'J'hat may bo acquired in tinio. T1i«j 
girl's stcppInK bits mean nothing — 
iiriy active girl of hor ngo ran whirl 
like she did. An Oriental numVtor 
opens and a cakcwalk olo^' f. In be- 
tween the follow does two sonp 
jiunibers that got Ronutliing-. par- 
liularly the ballad. 

It may be designed ns a ueuce 
^T»f^tf^•^ on the thre<'-a-day; thfy 
(Ul cncd the .show her# 



JORDAN anc* TYLER. 
Songs, Piano and Violin. 
13 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

Two light -colored men; the taller 
announces himself as the compo.«cr 
of popular successes and sings 
"Sweet Dear" In a voice that falls 
to make the grade above the cello 
played by his partner and the or- 
chestra. He then goes to the piano 
and provfcs immediately that tho 
ivories are his favorite bonca, as he 
hantllos the big grand deftly there- 
after. The other picks up a violin. 

There Is some .'^niall talk — almost 
unoonscioua— wliith marks but f;»ils 
to punctuate the turn, which, thcre- 
afior, stands and falls entirely on 
the violinl.st's corking work. He 
does every sort of art from clas.-^ics 
to weird jazz, and draws a cruel 
l»ow all the time. At one stage the 
pianist grab.s another violin and 
paliiably fakes his end of a doubl*'. 
Tlie tUMler's talent is the only albi 
for th«j act, which is small time and 
.scarcely n« xt-lo-cloMing at that. 
; ' ,•■■ ■■• ■:•" JjOit. 



THE BULLET PRCOr LADY (2). 
Shooting Act. 
13 Mine.; Three. 

This turn has played the Pan 
time for some months, but Is new in 
the East. It starts like the average 
rifie act and without the "bullet- 
proof lady" stuff for a finish could 
get by accept ibly as a straight 
shooting turn. An electric anvil 
chorus number and z. chimes effect 
add considerable to the act. For 
the finish, the marksman announces 
the bullet-proof stunt, stating he 
will leave It to the audience to de- 
cide whether the bullet really 
passes through the woman assist- 
ant and Invites a committee to ex- 
amine his shooting piece. 

They look like plants and act 
mildly, but the stunt Itself is inter- 
esting. On tho woman's corsage he 
places a deck of cards and directly 
on a line with it, back of her. a 
pane of glass. Then at clost range 
he discharges the rifle puncturing 
the cards and apparently* br^aklrp 
the glass behind her. She herself 
Is clad In a black pantalcons crea- 
tion. 

The turn is a good closer on the 
better small and small big time. 



PERCIVAL, NdEL and CO. (2). 
"Just • Husband" (Comady). 
21 Mins.; Full Staga. 

Walter Percival« last in support 
of Valeska Suratt, and Renee Noel, 
lately featured in "The Ragged 
Edge" in vaudeville, are assisted 
by two women in thia well written 
domestic comedy by Ida Bhrlich. 

The skit is adapted from Miss 
Ehrlichia story in *'9maK Sot,'* but 
Percival's touches are recognizable. 
It is a clean, wholesome comedy 
turn, cleverly acted and interesting. 

The story tells of a wife's futile 
effort to borrow $100 from her hus- 
band to loan to a woman friend 
whom he disapproves of. Hubby 
balks. Wifey (Audrey Baird) quits 
her job and leaves him flat In the 
company of her sister (Miss Noel) 
and a domestic (Nan Singleton). 

The husband begs the sister to 
stay and take care bf the baby 
while he makes a two months' busi- 
ness trip. She consents upon his 
promise to hire a nurse at $50 a 
month, a housekeeper at $60 and 
pay her own salary of $100 which 
she earns as an artist 

A lapse of two months with hub- 
by returning overjoyed at the care 
the infant has received, to discover 
the nurse is his wife. Explanations 
follow, with harmony restored. 

The story has a popular appeal 
and Is strongly projected. Perclval 
qualifies as one of vaudeville's best 
light comedians, handling his lines 
deftly, with a touch of slang here 
and there that gets laughs and re- 
lieves the straightness of the role. 
Miss Noel is splendid as the level- 
headed sister, a diflFlcult part, and 
gives the lead excellent support. 
The slavey is capable in her 
double role. Miss BaIrd doesn't 
quite qualify as the wife, her shock 
of bobbed hair looking ultra modern 
and a mouthy speaking voice mar- 
ring her enunciation. 

"Just a Husband" should be in 
line for the best of the bookings if 
the bookers are sincere in their de- 
mands for good, strong, clean com- 
edy sketches for the new season. 

Con, 



THREE CLIFFORDS. 

Singing and Dancing. 
10 Minss One* 
Lincoln Squc«re. 

Man and two women, colored. 
Man and younger woman can 
dance, and the trio handling of 
'blues" is well enough. They dress 
neatly, brightly colored soubret 
frocks for thn voni'n anfl Tuxedo 
for the man. Trouble is that they 
have no comedy, and it is difTlcult 
to accept straight entortalnmcnt 
from combinations of this sort. 

Tiny are bfst in tiicir fastdancr 
at the finish, a performance notable 
for its energy rather than poli.sh. 
Did mildly opening at the Lincoln 
S<iuare, wliicji wouUl couje (lose fo 
fixing their status. liush 



JAY REGAN. 

Songs. 

15 Mine.; One. ^ 

58th Street. 

Jay Regan, with piano accom- 
panist, flashed a strong tenor from 
the wings. The pro.nise displayed 
in that was more than made good in 
the routine, of songs that followed. 

Mr. Regan, of very good appear- 
ance, is an Irish tenor. He landed 
strongly with the opening number, 
"When Kelly Sang Killarncy," and 
was Just as good with a number 
telling of an Irish lad who was 
buried 'neath the poppies in France. 

A special lyric cleverly explain- 
ing how his voice kept getting 
higher and how after hearing 
Caruso he gave up trying to be a 
baritone or a bass, worked out to 
excellent results. There was an 
operatic bit worked in. The num- 
ber, too, brought in mention of 
Chauncey Olcott and his songs with 
a "kick in them" (leading to a bit 
of "Wild Irish Rose"). For the fin- 
ish John McCormack was called the 
king of tenors, Regan saying he 
was almost ashamed of his own 
little voice when singing that star's 
favorite "Macushla." 

There were two encores, with 
"Mother Machree" the finale. Mr. 
Regan has a selection of numbers 
somewhat different from the run of 
others, which helped make his 
songs more welcome. He is a singer 
of power and should win his way 
to the better bills with eaa^. 

Ihee. 



KAISHA and CO. 
Music and Dancing. 
12 Mina; Full. 
American Roof. 

Kaisha is a classical dancer, as- 
slster by two girl musicians and a 
leader who does a saxaphone and 
an ocarina solo from the pit be- 
tween numbers. The girls are also 
used to dress the stage, introduc- 
ing atmosphere for the dancer by 
similar costuming and posing. 

The dances show nothing new, 
opening with Eg^'ptian dancing by 
the dancer in full stage, followed 
by the leader's .sax solo, later joined 
in by the two girls after a change, 
stepping out in "one." 

The ocarina .solo follows, the girls 
Joining in with double banjo, har- 
monizing in medley of published 
numbers. The act goes to full stage 
following, with a large Jar-shaped 
object in center. The dancer is 
concealed behind this and projects 
her arms through openings in the 
jar for a lifelike illusion of two 
snakeq. 

Coming into view, .she continues 
the snake dance, which at times 
runs to the muscle (iiilvering of the 
old-fashioned kootch. The last 
number is the strongest bit In the 
act mainly through the novelty of 
the pre.<<entation. 

The turn will pas.s nicely in the 
intermediate houses, but lacks the 
necec.«ary <Iass or punch for the 
bicrrr bills Con. 



8A6CHA PIATOV and Co. (2). 
Dancing and Music. 
Full Stage (Special Set). 
Broadway 

It would be^a waste of time to go 
into the details of an act with tho 
pretentiousness given to the new 
Saacha Piatov turn at the Broadway, 
this week, where it Is opening the 
show. But it may not be altogether 
a waste to Jn/ju^re why thj9 act {n 
opening the show, both for the sake 
of the act, the house and the bill In 
general ? 

Piatov Is of the Russian dancing 
schooL Two young women are with 
him — Joan Elton, a toe and ballet 
dancer, and Mile. C*eo CGasgoIne),; 
who sings, besides playing the con« 
cert grand piano. Piatov, "therefore, 
being no unknown, an^ his com- 
pany also being known, he could not 
possibly come under the heading of 
the unfamiliar dancing turn that ia 
trying out and. taking the Broadway 
date to show. Yet in the opening 
position at the Broadway, leading 
off merely a medium program, Pia- 
tov must not be receiving any more 
than that position would pay to any 
one else, regardless of what Piatov 
may want for this new turn. 

For the house's part, the best^ 
looking act in the show is made to 
open it, while the headliner, Seven 
Honey Boy Minstrels, without a 
name, has but seven chairs for a 
background. If opening turns are 
so scarce a dance turn with seasoned 
performers must bo shoved into that 
spot it is a mistaken theory some<« 
where which persuades a bouse to 
hold a show where its opening act 
outshines every other ensemble turn 
on the ensuing program. 

For the remainder of the bill an 
act of this sort merely takes the 
shine out of the performance. It 
holds too much "lamer for the first 
act besides containing no comedy 
and has nothing to leave an audi- 
ence in a gleeful frame of mind. AH 
following acts must suffer, until 
comedy of some kind lightens up the 
house, besides which the Piatov 
turn opening must follow the feat- 
ure film, this week "Gypsy Blood,** 
the dreary story of Carmencfta, 

As for Piatov and his people ft 
must be heartbreaking to open the 
bill. He showed the turn the last 
half week at the 5th Ave.; it was not 
necessary for him to take this week 
at the Broadway unless he had pre- 
viously contracted for it and could 
not secure a release. 

As for the opening act at the 
Broadway getting any of the book- 
ing men or managers to see it, thaVa 
almost a Joke, and neither can it get 
a matinee crowd of any proportion. 
Wednesday matinee there may have 
been 60 people downstairs when 
Piatov showed; Tuesday flight per- 
haps half the orchestra or less waa 
filled at that early hour. Monday 
night, of course, the house held ca^ 
pacity, but even then it's safe bet- 
ting no one from the booking ofllca 
was there for the first act. Tuesday 
night J. H. Aloz, the Canadian book- 
er, and Paul Dempsey, the agent, 
were on hand only. Wednesday 
matinee not a soul. 

No one may be particularly con- 
cerned over this incident, the writer 
least of all, but still the fact is there 
and the act Is there. Just why might 
make an interesting explanation. 



NEW ACTS. 

Nat S. Jerome and Co.. in "The 
Law of Compensation," a comedy 
dramatic sketch, with two special 
sets, written by Emmett Devoy. 
The cast, which is entirely male, 
includes Clay Cody, John Hewitt 
and George McManus, besides the 
featured members, Hughes and 
Manwarlng. 

Marie Gaspar, formerly appearing 
with a girl pianist, alone. 

Harry Delf, who recently closed 
with the Frances White show, 
single. 

Vivienne Segal is breaking in a 
single act which she will use during 
the summer prior to opening with 
A proti««tion in tiie falL, . 

"Bugs." a comedy .sketch written 
by Edith Ellis and Marion Short, 
with Minna Phlllip.s, Jim Morrison 
and Ralph Sprague. 

George Leonard has teamed with 
Jack Boyle, formerly of Pinto and 
Boyle. They will offer a new two- 
act, called "Between the ActP." the 
turn being written by H. I. Fhillips. 
It also has special songs. 

Nat S. Jerome, in a new sketch 
by Emmett Devoy, "Law of Com- 
pensation." 

Eddie and Eva Redding, in a new 
sketch, -Dreamville." by Howard J. 
Green. Tho act was formerly known 
as Edwin Rcddi'^g & Co. Redding 
and Green are also producing a new 
.sketch, titled "Twilight." 

Jordan and Grey, two-man piano 
act. 

Harry Frazer. 4 people, by Koby 
Kohn. 

Walter Armin, In sn Italian 
comedy sketch with four people. 

Jack Bai'clay, single. 

Martha Hedman. legitimate star, 
is slated for an early j ppearaiH*: in 
vaudeville in a sketch »,Ali: \Vil'*)i>)« 



^yJHay, June 3, 1021 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



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room occupant 

intruder in her 

corridor. Man 

exit.s, returns 



PHYLLIS GILMORE und CO. (t^ 

•Blackmail." 

It Mint-; On%, Full Stag* and On*. 
Alb«marl«, Brooklyn. 

"Blackmail" played by Phyllis 
Ollmore and a cast of two, man and 
•ooian. furnishes decidedly pleas- 
^t entertainment. It's a mixture 
of 'melodrama and comedy, well 
conatructed, away from the conven- 
tional in theme, and featured with 
gifl^lse twisto th&t take it o'Jt of 
the regulation "sketch" classillca- 
tjon and establish it as a noveUy. 
Miss Gilmore, a personable blonde, 
with nn enunciation so unusually 
^ear that the slight tendency to 
staginess in her reading of lines is 
s«adily forgiven, steps out in "one" 
preceding the playlet proper and 
delivers a rhymed prolog. To full 
stage next. 

A hotrl room is discloaed. Dark- 
ened ^tuge. Man in room. Man 
■witches on lights. Two shots 
heard. Woman rushes into room in 
neglig«^. carrying revolver. Seeks 
protect ion from 
agcliist »iipposed 
room, tlown the 
grabs levolver, 
quickl.v. announcing' he has in- 
spected woman's room and found no 
Intnulrr. AVoman shows no disposi- 
tion to leave, makes htrself com- 
fortable a«ks for cigarette, still in 
giHtinp intruder wan in lu r room 
and mu: t liave made a gelu'.vaj*. 

Womnti suddenly changes attitude 
of on" yo<'Uing protection, accu! es 
ftian of iiaving fHtted with her in 
hotel chvator that afternoon. Man 
denies lie ever saw wonnan before, 
urgent I.\ requests her to b-nve room 
as his wife is expected home any 
minute. Phone rings --it's female 
book a^fnt who has b» e trying to 
sell m;in "Life of Napoleon." 
Woman in room grabs ifvolver. 
says fho is going to f-ame man, 
announe«^^ she will remain in room 
until mnn's wife arrives and tell 
wife nuin tried to "make" her. un- 
le«.<? ht^ Kives her (the blurkmaller) 
$5,000. :Mun refuses to be "taken." 

Misv; CUmore enters at ibis point 
of badu* r Rame. Audience is led to 
beli('Vt> she is man's wife. Woman 
att»'nii)lins shake-down informs 
supposed wife man dragged her 
from li< f own room into his at 
point of revolver. Supposed wife 
sides against husband, decides she 
will divorce him. So informs black- 
mailer. Blackmailer puts $5,000 
proposition up to supposed wife, 
wife luvighs at threat of expose, 
tells blackmailer to go as far as she 
likes, as she (wife) desires pub- 
licit.v of husband's perfidy. "Wife" 
suddenly makes change of front, 
pretends to di.scover all is not "on 
up and up," charges b'ackmailer 
with being imposter, finally order- 
ing her from room, with blackmailer 
apparently glad tc make getaway 
without being pinched. 

Up to here there is nothing to 
show "wife" is other than audience 
supposes her to be, the apparent 
relation of man to woman, who has 
saved him from shake -dawn, being 
taken for granted, through convinc- 
ing playing and construction. 
"Wife" was in room next door, it 
seems, .and hearing badger business, 
decided to Interfere. Subsequent 
dialog reveals supposed wife as 
book agent who has been pestering 
man to buy* set of Napoleon's Life. 
She makes the sale. Curtain. 

Following finish of playlet. Miss 
Gilmore steps into "one" again and 
speaks an epilog In rhyme, in the 
nature of a curtain speech. The 
parts are all well handled. With a 
bit of i)laying the turn should make 
a liken ble novelty for No. .*} in the 



BOBBY CONNOLLY. 

Atsistod by Baby Barbara Sabin 

and Co. (4). 

**Man and Wifo* (Skotoh). 

16 Mins.; Ono and Thro* (Special). 

Jeffsrson. 

Bobby Connolly is billed as "the 
boy iiero of one hundred photo - 
playa" He is recognizable as a kid 
actor in Vitagraph productions. 
Little Miss Sabin Is the chief sup- 
port. Two other women do small 
bftft and probably arc the chliaren'a 
guardians or parents. 

The act carries quite some pro- 
duction. In "one" before the exte- 
rior of the Star theatre where the 
"Icy Heart" flUum is holding forth, 
the duo discover they're a nickel 
shy, considering this is the last 
nickelodeon to tilt its scale an ex- 
tra jitney. They beg the extra 
amount from the two passing 
women and go into the theatre. In 
this session the kids effect unnat- 
ural and story-book slang which 
the little girl reads in an unintel- 
ligible shrill falt^etto. Both are 
dro«se<l in motley street urchin get- 
up and act very unnaturnl. 

The scene inside tho theatre has 
llK'm facing Into tbe right wing be- 
hind the tormentors where tbe 
pseudo screen is supposed to bo 
An attempt at comedy is niade wiib 
the otlier two patrons of I ho pic- 
ture hou.'.e. Bobby falls af'leep on 
thf back of his chair and a pro]» 
irl.M fade-out disclo.'-es, after th ' 
fade-in. the enactment of a melo- 
dram.atic scene. The /^irl is dres.«:t?d 
in tn> pumps and formal decollete 
and JJobby sports a Tuxedo. It i.M 
gruesome mell(»r they enact, of tbe 
ten-tv <«nt-thirt school, the comedy 
depending on such lines. "yo\i talk 
like ;i child"; "make a fool of a 
man like me"; "your chiblren will 
laugh at you'': *1 want to nee life 
like r.ther women'; *a\vny, base 
woman." etc. 

BeinK ehihlr<'n. tlnsr st>pliisl ieat- 
ed quips go for l.tu.Mh:;. wbicli onl.v 
proves how lightly tin- audience ac- 
cepts tho vebiele. Vru(\ it is 
meant only as a farce, but the at- 
traction with all kid .»< tors lies in 
Interpreting roles srriou-ly despite 
the handicap of their youth. 

The iris fades out l>:u'k to the 
picture tlieatre scene and he dis- 
covers it was all a dream. It 
would lave been belter also to 
hav§ it appear this previous scene 
was an enactment of the "Icy 
Heart" lilm they were viewing. On 
her exit it is observed that little 
Miss Sabin is still wearing her high 
heeled shoes. When she first came 
on she wore low ones and tbe 
change back to the former is so ob- 
vious a necessity it is inexcusable. 

They walked off to an applause 
barrage, as with all kid acts, but 
from a child of Bobby's experience 
something more professional would 
be becoming. 



MAJOR JACK ALLEN. 

Bio Qamo Monolog and Pictures. 

16 Mins.; Ono. 

58th Bir—i. 

Major Allen has ngured in the 
capture of ma'ny wild animals alive 
and it was he who was on the busi- 
ness end of the captures that re- 
sulted in a number of special big 
game pictures in the past few years. 

He shows a reel of film picturing 
the actual captures of a bear, a 
Canadian lynx and a mountain lion, 
which he explains took many 
months to secure. Always in aid 
are his pack of hounds, which he 
stated he loved next to his wife. 

The captures were accomplished 
in Montana, the opening of the pic- 
ture showing the construction of a 
"Siwash camp." Major Allen in 
khaki and a rope, similar to that 
used in tleing up the animals after 
capture, slung across .his shoulder, 
spoke throughout the showing of 
the, picture and he made it so in- 
teresting that bis running time 
seemed but half spent. 

Major Allen opened the show, re- 
ceiving hearty response. He makes 
his talk and picture interesting atui 
can be used to advantage for either 
small or big time bills. Ibrr 



Jla\rs 
bright (i^n,, 
but it 



SLACK ar.d HAYS. 
"Futuristic Jail Birds." 
11 Mins.; Two (Special). 
58th Street. ' 

Dai-e SlaeU and Willie 
have a novelty si'tling and a 
idea for the basis of an act, 
is not well developed. The drop in 
"one" shows two huge bird cages. 
Tlic center cage is a cutout and 
through a transparency, laced with 

Jron burs, is seer a luxurious a!»art- 
ment occupied by a convict de luxe 
in prison stripes, and done up ii* 
bla( kface. 

At the oiieiiinp: he is tendln;; u 
phonograph. I«iter he calls up "the 
warden" and makes arrangemetil to 
ha\e his motor ready at 4:3.> and 
to have Mnry (Jartlen to dine with 
him in the e\-ening. The corned;, 
portei- anti bellboy (also blackface ► 
entc>rH to receive more '^laborai 
and absurd instructions n talk th;i' 
might have been more amusing. 

The jailbird later walks throng i 
his cell door and does several song, 
and danc(rs in "one." For the fini: h 
both men, one of them dressed as u 
dame in burlesqu*' style, do a rough 
and tumble dance, although the 
stei)ping ^itself is wortli while. The 
knockabout inci<lental to the dance 
got them the good will of the aiuli- 
enco. At>out the middle of the tiu'ii 
there was some business ■v/ilh the 
phonograph, but the machine re- 
fused to work and the team had » 
cover up a gap. Perhaps this mis- 
hap put tliem out of (ountenanee 
and spoiled the effort. It did no 
more than jusl at)OUt pass. The 

I idea, properly developed, ought lo 



FI8KE and LLOYD. 
"What the Ship Brought In." 
22 Mins.; One. (Special Drops.) 
^th Street. 

Myrtle Fiske and George Lloyd 
have a' rather mixed vehicle, be- 
ginning with what promises to be 
a sketch structure and then going 
off into detached specialty material 
and ending with straight singing. 
At the opening there is a "honk 
honk" off stage and Lloyd enters 
before a Rteamship whf^rf drop nt> a 
taxi driver soliciting patrons. He 
has come to the wrong pier for a 
crowd, he explains in a soliloquy. 
Miss Fiske thereupon appears 
through a cut door as the Dutch 
maiden, flaxen haired, white capped 
and wearing wooden shoes. There 
is the usual give and take of repar- 
tee between them, such as: Hhe: 
' Xow I come by America." He: 
'Well. that's unusual, to buy 
America. Most of tho foreigners 
who come over expect us to give 
it to them." 

Much along that line — brighi and 
new and holding plenty of laughs. 
.Miss Fiske exits and Lloyd goes 
tlirectly into a comic song, afterward 
telling a group of dialect stories 
ititerspersed with snatches of dia- 
:eet numbers. Ho has a capital 
iinack of dialect. Irish, Italian and 
?''rench, and his tales scored. The 
r.teamshlp drop is replaced by a 
(heorative affair of sateen, and 
upon Miss Fi.ske's return in n pretty 
s(»ubret frock they have a straight 
At the r>8th Street Monday 
aftertioon they would not let them 
LH. and for encore the pair did 
■ Home Again r.lues" and 'Mammy." 
Miss Lloyd has a splendid female 
h:.iitone voice for coon shouting 
.intl "blues" numbers, and this de- 
tail of the offering should not be 
left for an ciu-ore. Their ragtime 
numbers are sure fire and have a 
<U finite place in the ix)i"tine. The 
turn divided honors with the feature 
.Moiidav matinee. Small timers will 



ARTHUR DEVOY and CO. (S). 

♦•The Peacemaker" (Playlet). 

20 Mins.; Full Stage (Speoat 

Hangings). 
58th Street, 

Arthur Devoy's new act is a pli;. - 
let written by his brother iCmmctt 
Devoy. A special eye is bent t«» 
form the contour of a livin^i room 
within which a middle aged couple 
speak of celebrating their 2r.th 
wedding anniversary. 

The covPl? comment on how hai»- 
py has been their married life a:ui 
express the hope it will be the same 
for their son Paul, who has been 
wed Just a year. The sudden en- 
trance of the youth, who angrily 
exclaims it is all off between him 
and Madeline, gives papa an as- 
signment. 

It is the smooth work of father 
In verbally patting Paul on the 
back, taking his side of the quanel 
which arose over nothing, and using 
the same tactics with Madeline who. 
too, soon arrives, that furnishes the 
meat of the turn. There are a num- 
ber of aphorisms such as ".No 
woman wants a master; she wants 
a lover," and "A woman always be- 
lieves the thing she wants to hear," 
A twist to the proceedings comes 
when Madeline turns on papa, tells 
mother she has stood for the old 
boy's "bull ' long enough. This 
starts mother after father, there is 
a rumpus and that really brings the 
young couple together. It after- 
ward turns out that the scrap was 
Just a trick on mother's part. How- 
ever, It looked serious enough when 
father threatened to shoot himself, 
"so help me Ood." 

"The Peacemaker" is a bit too 
long, but it has enough stuff for 
heading the three-a-day bills and 
It may secure the better bookings. 

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better houses. 



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opening 
a dance 



HARRISON and VAN. 

Juggling. 

10 Mins.: Full Stage. 

Keeney's, Brooklyn. 

Two boys neatly dress«'tl 

with a number followed l»y 

by one member, after which jug- 

glini; liats. balls and clubs follows.* 

,r>;-SOn<» 4'j*up • ie-vudlos Aau5i.(,n y»i;!i 

Jugylin^ for comedy whih- standing 

upon the piano in tin- pit. The 

turn's most detrimental feature is 

lis laek of speed. The comedy is 

• protiiieiive and not overdone. The 

turn <()ntains snfTleient vaiiety to 

make ii u Hatisfactory pen i- for 

the a\» rage small time I ii!. 



JEANETTE and 8EAMONS. < v. 

Songs, Talk and Dances. 

10 Min.: One. 

M:tn and woman ((i)lor<<1i with 

the uoman wearir.g male attire 

throKyhout. They go through the 

regulrtiKin cross-lire t:ilk with the 

Usuul s.itig and da»u«' inlerhides. 

The Woman has a good ballad Noii-e 

*hd 11, e m.an is a fast stejiper. using 

bis speed to advantage at the lin- 

J>l»<h. It, t|,t> X(>. 2 position on the 

^'^W' •• lis the act will i»riss all 
rl|?hf . 



G. 8. GORDON and CO. 
**p1i with the Old Love" 
Comedy Sketch* 
15 Mint.; Full Stage. 
Lincoln Square. 

Weird is a mild term for this 
affair. The Lincoln Square audi- 
ence is not made up of discriminat- 
ing theatregoers, but they laughed 
at the "drama" and declined to 
smile at the comt.'.y. The setting 
is the living room of a gay bacheter. 
A woman comes to visit him. It 
appears that they have been con- 
cerned In a liaison, but the bachelor 
agrees that they will be married. 
She goes into another 
bachelor's Inebriated 
trudes. 

In conversation with the souse it 
Is revealed that bachelor is about to 
leave town to marry a country maid 
in his home town. Woman rushes 
out to upbraid him, while drunken 
friend interposes irrelevant remarks 
meant to be funny. 

If the sketch was bad, the acting 
was worse, and it was a 100 per 
eriit. flivver all around. Ifnuh 



tlo infinitely better. 



irttsh. 



room when 
friend in- 



ADOLPHO. ; 

Piano Ac cordioriiHt. . .,.;... .C.\. ;:,,.. . ..; .^^ 

11 Mins.; One. r ' ■ . 

American Roof. 

Man in summer ati fe open-- on 
pianc) aet ordion with popular mrlo 
die.«?. followed by a ballad played 
and snng. N<>xt an organ imiiation 
with tremulo effects. A re<pi( st to 
th»' aiidienee as to tluir desire for 
music or song w.is greeted b.\ 
silen»e and doesnt belong. The 
musician follows with a popular 
balla<l well delivered. 

A patriotic; nimiber with a fife and 
j drum corps imitation on the in- 
strument blends into in(Mlle\ ol pub- 
lished numbers He whistles an .'k*- 
e«fnipanin>'n». to ilt' .oeonlion for 
the tinisii. 

A(lolph»» is a g«»od entertainer but 
isnt i.;«Hing the re-lllts possil.le 
through the at rancremeni . Ife will 
pass <'asily on th«' t!H'ee-;i-da>' bills 
;in(l should ad\anee t>p<'"ing on 
the Ko«^»r. be m;olf < »l.stinet :rn- 
i»ressio!>. . >'.'•;■■• r*'-. 



BERNARD and FERRIS. 
Talk and Songs. 
13 Mins.; One. 
H. O. H. 

Talk figures Incidentally. The a< t 
is essentially a sirtging one anfl un- 
less the talk can be improved there 
is no reason for it. The comedian, 
the comedy intent is there, is a 
short, fat, puffying sort of a person 
who gets what comedy there is from 
his appearance. He enters first in 
the outfit of a chef singing to a 
voice off stage, the idea being to 
give the impression the falsetto 
heard from the wings belongs to a 
woman. The boy with the falsetto 
is dressed as a waiter and this gives 
the opportunity for calling the or- 
ders to the kitchen. Not at all fun- 
ny and not at all well done. 

The boys have voices that will 
get them over in small time. They 
are loud and the hurrah sort of 
voi«'e«j that pop audiences seem to 
want. Tho falsetto is another a|»- 
plause gatherer that .seldom fails. 

One or two of the selections sIiuumI 
he changed. Tlje boys took several 
j l>ows jit this pcrfcumance an<l h<l<l 
i V ir..o\v.:j..iu .tUv y<^WV'4py., 



MAXIE. 

Colored Entertainer. 

13 Mins ; One. 

Jefferson. 

Maxie is another "Dotson" to 
liken him In another well krtown 
( <.lored entertainer in big time 
\aiidevllle. .ludging from Maxie's 
icecpllon he can *deuce it in any- 
iKidy's theatre. Maxie looks a re- 
< ruit from Kl.'ith street, but lu' has 
a likable personality, sounds intel- 
ligent. Jo8hingl\ kids his own two- 
ilollar voeabuliiiy and then goes 
.jhead and pe<i»lles Iuh stuff for all 
Its worth— antl that proved consid- 
erable if the a.p|>hiuse l>otnhard- 
ir.<'nt is any crilerit)n. 

He opens with a blues song to 
which he jazz steps. (Jagging: 
ru»me more daneing; some more 
p.iiler and (Iwmi n tarcvvel! eccentric 
sftlo that sent liim off a hit. His 
hoofing solos are introduced v(»cally 
by an announcement re an original 
lienehes" step and atiotber be 
tcims ."twisted and tangled." The 
why fore for the first is only sur- 
utisable, but the latter appellation 
was made plain on the conclusion 
of his getaway solo. 



STEPPERS. 
tSpect.ll Hang 



TWO WHITE 

Dances. 

9 Mins.; Two 

ings). 
Greeley 8q. 

.M.in ami \^orn.tll with a d.tnei 
lontinr. with the v.innan sfrindine. 
ont .IS the better stepper of the pair. 

'I'ttey <»pened with a douiiltlap 
niJir»hei. th' gii I loUo'.vir.g wilii :i 
sinu'e nntnht I With a change i<. 
uhite satin <'hine.>(' roslume, the 
man retuined to- a spei'i.ility which 
wa« ha inli •<! |iped by the costiiriie 
'Ihe iQny lObe fhiitoi.d and ma«Je 
the daiK'ifii; looK slraiige An cceio - 
iii'- tap (lance li.\ the girl wa«^ Iil.i il 
It was f(j!Iowiil by her partner a- 
a driin; major -twil the rnani)»iii.'i 
lioii of tile bato'i .V <]oub'e ti irnlie- 
eonelnded. Th' n ' oiioi.efi tiie slio.v 
.• r»t i».|'»etoriiVj ^. Ihrr 



FRANCES MINK 

and Eight Palace Boys (10). 

Song and Dance. 

Four (Special Hangings). 

Regent. 

Miss Mink's male octet consists 
of a vocal qtjartet and a stepping 
four. A special orchestra leader Is 
'carried. The octet all wear tuxedo.«i 
although their collective appearance 
cannot very well be described as 
very neat or extremely Juvenile. 
However, they suffice considering 
their undoubted abilities In their 
res-pectlve lines. 

The songs are musical comedy 

liit selections wbi<h at least saves 

the turn monotonous familiarity. 

It is all necessarily ensemble work. 

the hoofers in one period doing a 

eonihinatlon j>u< k .and wing .solo 

that told, interspersed with Indl- 

viiluil solo hit-^ in the course of the 

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I ing eontortion an<l twist work'. The 

j singers ofl'ered a song medley of 

; pop and eiassies As fwr Mis.^' .Min';. 

j site filled iii the jncturc prettily and 

«Mpably (hough i»osing In all num- 

; hers as the c-entre of tbe vo<-ifer- 

' ously and mnsieally adoring eight 

-Mitors. Witli two she did some 

if> front. Which brings 

I. "Why this large eorn- 

piinv" when that trio, for inslatiee, 

• ••uM <lo an act well erioouh. .'ind 

the Various other combinations dit- 

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VIOLET CARLSON. 

Songs. 

11 Mins.; One. 

Fifth Ave. 

Imitations of grand opera stars, 
as IJalli Curci, Caruao and Ger- 
aldine Farrar b> vaudeville artists 
is asking the audience to stretch the 
imagination some. That is what 
Violet Carlson is doing. Maybe it 
Is the regular thing to do now, 
when a falsetto voice shows. It's 
just the vaudeville bunk and can 
only be gotten a ay with in certain 
localities. 

There is no particular reason for 
Mi.HS Carlson to do It. She could 
sing a number in the falsetto and 
*r< f just as much out of it, if she 
didn't insist upon singing three or 
four. Almost any falsetto gets a 
bit tiling after a short time. 

At the opening she sings two 
com dy sotigs and does a little 
dance. Although they are not the 
best songs, they show that the 
could get away with something if 
this description if she had the 
proi)er material. She is small and 
In tbe puntlets looks cute and can 
dance well enough to get away ftom 
just singing. 

A .«iinglc that would be acceptable 
to the better ho\jses could be framed 
: id it should not be a serious mat- 
ter to frame. There seems to 
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JOE and CLARA NATHAN. 
Talk, Songs, Cartoons. 
17 Mins.; One. 
American Roof. 

The moment this pair began to 
cross-fire it was plain they had a 
specialty somewh' re, for they luui 
to put on roller skates, bring forth 
In8trument.s. flash a cartoon board 
— or at least yodel. The man is a 
fair comic. The girl in a goo< ly 
sized, good-looking plefure. bnt 
amateurish In her stage talk; to 
heighten her shortcomings ^hw 
fights her line."? and swin^^H wild. 
ovcr-cmi>lias|/ing everything. 

After «he exits the man does a 
senile comedy song; to his credit lie 
keejis it clean— that is its only 
merit. An encore choru.n. volun- 
teered In which he puts on nose- 
«fas^*efl and >.<vkl9 tds hidn^•:'^ t^«.- 
impersonate an aged chaser, i.-* 
woeftil. 

On came the crayon -easel, .and 
Ihe Hiinpfii.su waM over. The test 
had been p.iddlng. The cartooiiititr 
took four minutes and was fast ami 
as good as nny. For tin* Idilsh 
Miss Nathan offers a well-known 
face drawn Uy her |»artner from 
any number called; 7 was c.ille<l 
and he drew Mutt, and T, was evo- 
Intionized info Roosevelt for a f;e| - . ' 
away. Miss Nathan lure looUiny 
chairning in black bloomers arnl a 
l»Iae|< tarn, to register "artist.' '\'\\\ 
of the cirtoons were to»-sed ifjt«» th'' 
.I'lUienee. giving tiie turn an i<ii- ' ' 
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ORPHTEUM. SAN FRANCISCO 

San Francisco, June 1. 
With SinKers Mi(lKt't» as a hoa<l- 
Une act, the Oipheum this week 
has a satinfying bill. 

The Midgets won their usual ap- 
preciation in closing position and 
are again proving a box offlc« mag- 
net. Aside from the opening, con- 
ulstlng of an elaborate Spaniuh 
Bcene. the routine remains the same. 
On account of the reported Illness 
of Foster Ball, neither he nor Bert 
Leigh appeared in "The Grand 
Army Man" and no substitution was 
made for them. 

Hugh Herbert in "Mind Your 
Business" was a big factor in the 
show with Herbtrt's artistic char- 
acterizatlor making an excellent 
Impression. Sidney Grant, appear- 
ing fourth, was the Arst in the early 
section to provide laughs. His usual 
routine, which contained a raft of 
familiar gags, his pleasing personal- 
ity and some excellenl bits, brought 
blm back for a speech. 

David Saplrsteln won an Immense 
appreciation with his artistic inter- 
pretation of classical selections on 
the piano, encoring with the music 
box imitation. 

The Three Romanos filled the 
opening spot acceptably. The girls 
offer a neat dance routine with un- 
broken action although the Interpo- 
lated Bong detract3. 

Rae Samuels, in her .second week 
and once more appearing next to 
closing, was the biggest hit of the 
•venlng. Her routine varied almost 
entirely from that of last week and 
Included a published number. 

Jack Josephs. 



I cellent voice, also a good falsetto. 
The .double mandolin and guitar 
playing was uniquely put over. 

Robinson's Baboons closed the 
show successfully. Jack Josephs. 



cone ENDS SEASON; 
COMING BACK EAST 



Bull Northwest Cancelled — 
*1rene'' Below Expectatons 



CASINO, SAN FRANCISCO 

San Francisco, May 28. 

The patrons of the Casino were 
agreeably surprised by the excel- 
lence of the vaudeville program for 
the current week. Sherman, Van 
and Hyman were the hit, in second 
position, although programmed for 
third. This change being made 
necessary through a plight injury 
suffered by one of the members of 
Play and Castleton, In an accident 
during a Sunday performance. They 
were scheduled for the opening spot 
but did not appear at this show. 

The next act of Importance was 
that of Van and Vernon with a 
comedy talking and singing routine 
admirably adapted to their abili- 
ties. Van is a clever comic of the 
Intimate kind, using his excellent 
voice at time for the Introduction of 
comedy with sure-fire results. Miss 
Vernon makes a tlashy appearaqco 
and is a good foil for Van's style 
and slie also posse.sse.9 a voice of 
merit. 

Wm. E. Morris and Co. presented 
a sketch, "Did You Vote?" This 
act is a satire dealing with modern 
political tendencies toward Puri- 
tanical blue laws. It wa.^ ably pre- 
sented, although slightly overdone 
In the latter section where too mu<h 
melodrama was attempted, spoiling 
the previous impression attained. 
Frank Hartley opened the show 



PANTAGES, SAN FRANCISCO 

San Francisco, June 1. 
Pantaifes this week has aif' all- 
around lay-out that would do credit 
to the best houses. The bill is 
headed by the Eight Liberty Girls 
who were an excellent feature in 
closing position with their instru- 
mental offerings. 

Pay ton and Ward were a hit next 
to closing with exceptionally clever 
acrobatic dancing, following a 
rather indifferent comedy routine. 

Diana Bonnar, stunningly gowned, 
registered solidly with operatic 
•inglng. 

Tom Martin and Co. were out of 
♦he bill. "The Five of Clubs," with 
Ben Mowatt and BUlle Mullen, re- 
placed them. Mowatt and Mullen 
practically offer a complete sing- 
ing and talking act by themselves 
creditably preceding the club Jug- 
gling In which the quintette par- 
ticipated for an applause hit. 

Coleman Goetz. assisted by Harry 
- Cantor at the piano, came next. 
Goetz offered a series of his own 
and then published numbers with 
some smart patter In between to 
good results. A ballad by Cantor 
was well received. The routine is 
Bomewhat drawn out. 

Claire and Atwood scored un- 
usually big for opf^nlng position. 

Jack Josephs. 



through the rearrangement. His 
Juggling away from stereotyped 
style met with good response. 
"Love Letters" is the title of the 
current performance given by the 
Will King company. 

JOLSON'S COAST VISIT SUCCESS 

San Francisco, June 1. 

Al Jolson's "Sinbad • closes June 
26. The tour of the west has been 
one of the most profiUable ever 
made by a road attraction. Im- 
mediately after shattering San 
Francisco records, Jolson played 
the Auditorium in Oakland under a 
$5,000 guarantee by Wm. A. Rusco. 
getting close to $9,500 In two nights. 

The receipts are by far the larg- 
est ever reached In Oakland for 
two performances, despite the lo- 
cation of the Auditorium, far away 
from the theatrical district. 



San Francisco, June 1. 
Business that ran below expecta- 
tions and the fear of entering the 
northwest because of a dull season 
in that territory resulted in William 
Collier closing his season with a 
two weeks' engagement of "Hotten- 
tot" at the Columbia, this city. He 
finishes here Saturday. All bookings 
for the northwest have been can- 
celled and Collier has made ar- 
rangements for departure for the 
East. 

''^'Irene" got $15,000 its first week 
at the Curran. Business the second 
week was better. It Is now In its 
final and third week at the house. 
Like "Hottentot" the anticipated 
returns were not forthcoming. Ac- 
cording to the management "Irene" 
did far better business on the road 
than in this city, despite excellent 
I reviews by the local crltlc.q. 

Frank Matthews, business man- 
ager of the western "Irene" com- 
pany, returned to New York last 
week to wind up his business affairs 
in the East, following which he con- 
templates returning here to live. 
Charles Burton, business manager of 
the Chicago "Irene" company, will 
assume Matthews' position with the 
Pacific Coast company. 



SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS 



San Francisco, June 1. 
J. A. Partington, director of the 
California, Imperial and Portola 
theatres, returned last week with 
MrFi. Partington from .a. month's 
visit In New York. The trip was 
made on behalf of the new Granda 
theatre, which will soon come under 
the joint directorship of Partington 
and Eugene Koth. 

With the Installation of nitrogen 
lamps in the entire front of the 
building the Orpheum has suceeded 
in making the block a miniature 
"Broad way-by-nlght." 



The College theatre, on Market 
street next to the Rialto, recently 
purchased by Mrs. Olive CJrogg and 
Sylvia Grogg of BakersfieJd, is to 
undergo reconstruction under the 
direction of Jack Callicott, formerly 
managing director of Grauman's, 
Los Angeles. The house has 
changed hands several times of late. 
It is In the center of the new theatre 
district. 



Taft. He will make his headquar- 
ters in Bakersfleld. 



EdVin Flagg will be host to aev* 
eral members of this week's Orphe« 
ui^ bin in an autuinoblle tilp lo Lo^ 
Angeles, where they open after a 
week's layoff following the Oakland 
engagement. The valley towns will 
not be played by these artists. Be- 
sides his wife, Patricia Manners, 
Flagg will be accompanied by Lew 
Dockstader, Ola Gygi and Mrs, 
Crane Wilbur. 



N. L. Watton, owner of the Co- 
lonial, Stockton, died May 24, fol- 
lowing failure to recuperate from 
an attack of typhoid fever. 



Due to an injury of one of the* 
members Play and Castleton were 
out of the bill at the Casino laaf; 
week. 



J. B. Kalver, who visited here for 
Jerome Remlck business, left last 
\Veek for the east. 



The fine of $50, which was im- 
posed on the "Let's Co" act during 
Its stay at the Hippodrome in this 
city two weeks ago because of the 
tardiness of two of the company's 
members, which resulted in the act 
being off the program in the open- 
ing show, was lifted by Manager Ed 
Morris last week. 



De Winter and Rose arrived here 
from Australia May 20. Other ar- 
rivals Included Nellie Eva. 



Harry Side, advertising manager 
for the Edwin Flagg studios, is here 
on a visit from Los Angeles. 



The dead los5 to Sam H. Harris of 
returning the CoUkr show from the 
coast figures $3,500 at a minimum. 
The cost of a 25 -ticket coast tour 
starting at Chicago, without side 
trips, is over $6,000, and. it is fig- 
ured, the attraction could have 
played other territory at a saving 
of over $4,000 in railroad expense. 



Al Sather has been appointed gen- 
eral manager of the West Coast 
Theatres Co.. which comprises four 
theatres in Bakersfield and one in 



The Edwin Flagg studios havtf 
been awarded the contract for thQ. 
entire stage equipment for the new 
Granda, now undergoing construc- 
tion. The house is being erected by 
the Famous Players and is the larg- 
est theatre for this city to date. 



Pantages is installing 12 
In that many of his houses. 



organs 



Lou Davis, who has been produc- 
ing for Techau Tavern cafe, Joint 
the musical comedy show being* 
sponsored by Ma% Dill June 5. 



Frank Shaw is the amusement 
manager at "Coffee Dan's," wher# 
amusement features and dancing 
have been installed. Harry Dudley 
also aids. 



George Yeoman's record of 93 In 
the golf tournament being conducted 
by Spalding's for members of Or- 
pheum bills still stands low as ths 
result of Paul Morton's failure to 
get over 104. The Singer Midgets 
are participating for the cup this 
week. 



lOEW'S HIPPODROME 

San Francisco. June 1. 

Chaplin's "The Kid." and the 
usual bill drew steady crowds all 
day Sunday to Loews Hippodrome. 

There were some good laughs dis- 
tributed through the vaudeville, but 
the bill as a whol«« did not hit a 
fast pace. 

Jack and Foris had the opening 
■pot with acrobatics neatly exe- 
cuted. Raines and Avey. a mixed 
couple, were awarded good laughs 
for a comedy routine In which the 
man does a good simp character. 
They finish to a burst of applause, 
the girl playing the banjo and the 
man with a whistle, acconii>iin>ing 
her. 

J. K. Emmett. May Ryan and Co. 
appear In a diamatlc sketch in 
which Emmett's brief yodeling Htoo(> 
out as a hit. The sketch Iti^elf 
failed to ach. 

Monte and Lyons secured a big 
bit with their wop characters, th»' 
Binglng member displaying an cx- 



STRIKE STOPS BUILDING. 

San Francisco, June 1. 
A general strike of builders out 
this way has resulted in the hold- 
ing up of construction of four thea- 
tres — Granada, Loew's State, Lo^nv's 
Union Square and Junior Orph» um. 
Work has not yet started* on the 
new Curran. 



NEW HOUSE IN MARTINEZ 

San Francisco, ^June 1. 
Plans for the construction of a 
theatre on the J. J. McNamara 
property in Martinez have been 
completed. The struclure besides 
housing the largest theatre in Con- 
tra Costa county, will also have an 
apartment house and large garage. 



MARRIAGES. 

Jack Hodgdon, booker In the 
Keith cflflce, June 1, to Hannah 
Frank, non-professional, in New 
York City. Hodgdon succeeded in 
keeping the place and time of his 
marriage a secret from his asso- 
! elates in the Palace Theatre bulld- 
I ing until after the ceremony. 



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ima Bri« Fridkln Dancers are 
wdlincd. It ihould be the Boris 
SSlkin Dancer, and it tjhouldn't be 
SSiined. The act carries Ave peo- 
STon the stage, one In the pit and 
JTapplauHe leader In the last row. 
if the agitated person In the last 
ItTuozidf*^ f>Jffht wasn't rarrJed. 
JJ^^i^ at least a cousin to some one 
JJnnected with the sextet, as he 
wjnit into Blngle«handed salvos 
whenever any one did anything, and 
lift the theatre after the act fin- 
ked Maybe It was Boris himself. 
nLyhe the leader was Boris. The 
tesder sang a solo in English from 
the pit In a fuazy baritone. It was 
toinething about love and affected 
him deeply- It did not affect the 
audience that way. 

The entire six open the turn on 
the stage, singing luHtUy. Not one 
h|M even a passing voice. Only the 
jteAcing billing saved that part of lt« 
fSe chieftain then takes the pit 
tnd swings a baton with frantic 
oallstlienicF, while the three women 
dknce mildly and the two remaining 
men do varieties of popular Russian 
dattce steps. One of them gets 
■omething on dilflcult but not new 
hoofing of the Trot.Mky type. The 
lighting Is too low aH the way. and 
at times It descends to' almost dark- 
ness. If this is an eftlort at "ef- 
fects" It Is a bust. The whole thing 
is a moiHum boiled opening act. 

With that as the feature, the 
dhow must have run light In ex- 
jkensc for this period. Most of the 
rtst of it was slngl**H ami doubles, 
Rlcanlo and Cooper being the .best 
Known namts In siKht. Max and 
tfenc, recently graduated from the 
Pan-time honeymoon ,t -v, showed 
H'ttle that Is new slute their M^ 
circuit appearances except a change 
In clothes, he now toiling In sum- 
mery looking two-piece wear, and 
ihe'in a yellow .frock with white 
trimmings. Neifher seamed to be 
trying very hard. Cooper sang 
S'jianimy" on entrance and "You 
iSado Me Forget How to Cry" in 
the middle, neither dragging down 
mucli. Miss Ricardo clowned, but 
was not as eccentric nor as vigor- 
ous as of old. There were hearty 
laughs, but no perceptible applause, 
the iinish coming on the baby cor- 
net and uke double, With no, encode 
given or asked. 

Gcorgalis Trio, two sharpshooters 
and a VVilhelmina Tell, shot at 
things from every conceivable po- 
rtion. Only a complete contortlon- 
pt routine could complicate It any 
more or make it. a,ny leds entertatti- 
Ing. Despite saluting d,nd*bowlng, 
the hou/ic was satisfied to let it so 
as it was. * 

Chapman and Rlnp. fcilxth, showed 
ai neat act and wandej«^d through a 
disjointed confusion of talk, instru- 
mentals, ballads, dramatics and 
what not. Opening as a talking 
double which did not Justify the 
man's eccentric wardrobe or be- 
havior. It left him to sing a ballad 
and follow with a light dance and 
cartwheel, still making It a mys- 
tery. He then produced a saw and 
xylophoned It pretty to recognition. 
The lady appeared in the opening 
and sweetly sang a song about ev-^ 
ery boy on the level having a girl 
on the square, which induced her 
partner to launch Into melodrama 
about It; if he got his music with 
a saw, he got his drama with an 
axe — to call a spade a spade. Two 
or three blue gags should be Im- 
mediately operated on. If the early 
comedy will be trinimed down to 
almost nothing and three times as 
much saw stuff will be done and 
the clo.sing song sung without any 
heartrending Corse Payton inter- 
lude, then Chapman and Ring ijrlll 
have a very desirable act for Loew 
time. Both have talent and per- 
•onality. 

Joe and Clara Nathan, talk, song 
and crayon cartooning (New Acts) 
opened the second c^nto. finishing 
on a Ted(\' Roosevelt. Jordan and 
Tyler (New Acts) held down ante- 
flnal, getting by on the fiddling. 
Keeney. Mason and Scholl, two 
roller skaters and a top-mounter 
without skates, closed and biffed 
the stay-for-the-plcture contingent 
In the nose with a few extra special 
Btunts that merited and drew heavy 
cannonading on that front. Monte 
and Parti, musical team, and Al 
Llbby (neither seen by this roof- 
hound) were the early birds not 
caught by *,he XjCil worm. . , - 

COLONIAL. 

The end of the intermission was 
the beginning of the show. Tliough 
there was merit to some of the first 
part, the second was wow, wow. 
wow and wow in four acta, which 
is as rare in a vaudeville bill as a 
four-horse parlay. The final four 
J^ero Tameo Kajiyama, Joseph E. 
Howard and Co., Watson Sisters 
Wid Ford and Price. 

Barr Twins closed the first sec- 
tion. Two peas out of one pod, 
i they offered a likeabl** nirtnro on 
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among the twins, the orchestra and 
Rube Beckwith at the piano, all the 
parties concerned. This was seem- 
ingly inexcusable for a Tuesday 
night. The mirror dance, perfectly 
executed, but lacking variation, con- 
cluded except for a brief trot to 
the footlights, and the turn depart- 
ed to a rather shabby acknowledg- 
merf, 

Rome and Gaut, wiio last we«:k 
wrecked the Palace bill following 
Santley and Sawyer and next to 
closing, did well here ahead of the 
twins, but not quite up to their 
Times square pace. It takes a Mon- 
day, which brings out the eagle- 
eyed pickers, and a heart-of-the- 
town (almost said "loop") gang to 
get this pair on the fly. 

Lou and Jean Archer In full stage 
with two production numbers that 
didn't get very far to start, and 
then into their corking Bowery 
Dance and comedy • double, were 
heartily greeted at the finish. None 
of their other work Is in the same 
theatre with the Bowery specialty. 
In that Miss Archer Is superb and 
he Is rattling; In the re t of It both 
are fair only, and they should try 
to whittle down the spare stuff and 
get to the meat of it. The first 
number is a total loss despite 
clothes, drops, atmosphere and ev- 
erything — It should be replaced by 
something with snap, comedy largt;- 
ly preferred. The Bowery number 
they should enshritie and keep in as 
long as Tanguay sings *'l Don't 
Care," but it should be done In 
"one"; here is a number worth stag- 
ing if Arrher is eager to produce 
Cor himself. It could go into the 
"Follies'' and stop the show. An old 
Howery street scene, with lighting 
effects and other, details to refresh 
the memory or stir the imagination 
would carry Ibis little cfforl to a 
smash. 

Sheldon and Dailey. two girl.s 
working tjoullcssly, with tin-can 
material and wardrol>€ more suited 
for shopping on Twenty -third street 
than for playing on Broadway, 
opened weakly and finished the 
.same way. Neither is strikingly en- 
dowed with glorious gifts for bril- 
liant entertainment, but the two 
could get much more out of their 
stage time than they did here, with 
, listless execution, lustreless frocks, 
"llfe'less songp. The audience 
thought BO, too, and did next to 
noticing. De Voe and Statzer. two 
men, start' with banjoes, go to acro- 
batics on the f.oor, then a s^xa- 
ll^one" solo by one of them, then 
to fpl1| stage with a high percti ap- 
paratus. Here two amazing leapa 
biaiid to foot from a somersault and 
foot to foot for a hold with one 
fuispended downward by the hands 
"and the other catching bH arches 
wltli his own from a floor half- 
somersault, were Immense; earned 
ahd got several bows. 

Kajiyama opened the second por- 
tion. Starting low, he rapidly got 
the Interest of the audience by his 
handwriting marvels, and then ran 
hia. desperately trained routine of 
backward, forward, upside down 
and down side down chlrography. 
complicated with double, triple and 
quadruple concentration stunts, all 
Interspersed wlch Ingenious humor. 
Moreover, this foreigner was the 
only performer on the whole bill 
who talked 100 per cent, correct 
English. The house was thrilled, 
held, almost stunned by his feats. 
Kajiyama has every attribute of a 
headllner, even though so-called 
"freak" acts are out of fashion. He 
is a showman, a wizard and an en- 
tertainer; when the audience flled 
out after the closing act three out 
of every four wore saying, "Wasn't 
that Jap wonderful?" 

Joe Howard, presenting a greatly 
abbreviated cast since he first 
launched his present scenery, got 
a great deal from his support, never- 
theless. The Apache dancers were 
a bang and the male single trick 
stepper and tumbler landed on both 
feet every time. The Chlne.se pair, 
man and woman, did not register 
decisively in their specialty. How- 
ard's revival of his hits went well, 
and the finale, firing from all barrels 
at once in a lightning quick assem- 
bly of his cast and all Its talents, 
went for a walloping half dozen 
curtains. 

The Watson Sisters entered, with 
the excruciating Fanny In horsey 
habllments (neat) and doing a lady 
just off an equestrian excursion 
The comedy had to do wittj wef»k- 
ends and weak ends, and was 
slightly rough In spots, as was some 
of the later talk and business. But 
— who gave a whoop? If Fanny 
Watson's wholesome clownmg can i 
turn blue Into lily white, why not? 
Here Is one regular vaudeville 
act. No "production." no aulhoi-. no 
program "credits." no fancy sound- 
ing or looking bull- -just a marve- 
lous and healthy comic teannd with 
,1#^ serious fared and Orefty sirai^yht. 
whacking away with hokum gath- 
ered from the s<'veu seus and ei.t;lil 
circuits, and making the cu.stonieis 
howl. Then the hn inony get-away 
hallad. What mor*- couM there he 



ed; the punch was !n Fanny's per- 
sonality, and sha sold that— *every 
ton ot it— for plenty of hand-to- 
hand wampuriT. She never was in 
finer fettle. She did all but break 
a leg, but never breathed hard at It. 
The girls stopped the show and 
could have done another half hour, 
but didn't. Hall to the one good 
two-act that hasn't sighed for a 
musical comedy In vaudeville. 

Bert Ford and Pauline Price 
closed. She is a dainty girl and he 
a neat little chap. They dance on 
a silver wire, neither very tight nor 
very slack. But, how thoy dance! 
Ttip tCQin ceuld have held up any 
juiicttire of this bifi with ease. As 
It was very few left and those who 
didn't appfauded. Lait. 



NEW ACTS THIS WEEK 



and started off with a nifty 
ditty which they Imvo been usiqg '• If tluy had a slore liouae lull ot 
for some time. This ran a little drapes and dro[»s aiv' a ;ean» «>f i» «i - 



Jong, hut was acceptable. They 
followed with a "Spring Song" 
uance iiiiit didn't cau.'ie any comino- 
t'on. and then a double with a line 
tap thii^h which was ruined by 
y>ni^ mi.sunderstanding througlioui 



lor datjeers lietween sfuigs and a 
cUorus and a Ha^vaiian baixt ami 
.1. ft()( K of wardrohe' The »|.>th's 
were a4l right juid more w<»uldn t 
ha\'e been atis a'i riglit' r: tlif hon.se 
iilio was all ih>- ' atu- r.nhf^r* ■ lued- 



PALACE. 

A big show; that goes for the 
running time, but more pertinently 
the generarhierlt of the bill. There 
were three production acts — the 
Santley and Sawyer revue. Will- 
iam Seabury'a "Frolics" and the 
Four Marx Brothers. That brought 
the number of acts down to eight, 
but the show, off to a two o'clock 
Monday matinee start, did not ring 
down until 5:25. Clouds up to over- 
ture time may have helped the over 
capacity draw, which was treated to 
a real holiday card. 

The Marx Brothers are a quick 
repeat In their new "On the Mez- 
zanine Floor," and that is no sur- 
prise. After the Palace showing 
about six Weeks ago. It was reported 
the brothers would take the turn 
off and make It Into a three-act 
show. The excellent fashion In 
which the act worku out In vaude- 
ville probably led to a change of 
plans, for it Is a whale of a trick 
in the twice daily. 

The "interpolation" of lienny 
Leonard, the woVld's lightweight 
boxing champion, added to the fun. 
I.<Hst week the fistic flash showed 
with the Marx.9 In an uptown 
house, but the champ's date in Jer- 
.sey ne.xt week to mix it with Rocky 
Kansas made It Imperative for 
him to stick to training. Without 
Henny the act ran 50 minutes. In- 
cluding 'feed's" speech. 

Leo Marx Is more the true come- 
dian than in any of the family's for- 
mer offerings. He is a "papa" of 
the "Mezzanine" turn as much as 
ever before. As a quick thinker he 
qualifies with the fastest in vaude- 
ville. Twice he displayed tjiat 
Monday. Once when "Red" muffled 
the bottle of booze. It tell to the 
fli>or. The brothers showed team- 
work that resembled a 8h(»rt-stop 
backing up a second baseman. 
"Pasquale" quickly picked up the 
bottle and dashed off. But Leo 
made pretense of sopping up the 
spilled "llcker" on a 'kerchief and 
using it as perfume. 

There were several changes over 
the first Palace showing and some 
new latighs. I^eo supplied most of 
the new stuff. When informed that 
"Mr. Could had lost most of hfs 
money before he died," he replied: 
"Yes, I know; he tried to run a 
F'ord agency In Palestine " "On the 
Mezzanine" sounded like a new 
song number, and It Is pretty. In- 
stead of the jazz band tinish there 
was an ensemble of only those In 
the act. Hattie Darling, only fea- 
tured member of the support, 
showed something on her violin. 
Al.so in the way she wore her frocks. 
With the Marx act over at 5:10, 
there was a wait for Bobby McLean, 
who closed the show. I*roportion- 
ately few people left the house. 
Leo Marx stepped In on skates on 
McLean's introduction, supplied 
laughs and came in on the finish. 
If he forgets and wears a hip flask, 
it will be fataL Jack Pomeroy, 
Burke and Blue were out of the 
act at the matinee. prol)ably be- 
cause of the lateness. McLean con- 
tended himself with th« Jiimplng 
stunts and a display of his' really 
dazzling speed on the "Ice." 

Holding over for a second wcel; 
the cameo couple, Joseph Santley 
and Ivy Sawyer, displayed "Kllck 
Klick." which like their last sea- 
son's revue was staged by Hassard 
Short. The class of Santley teamed 
with the daintiness and sweatness 
of Miss Sawyer makes almost any- 
thing they do a delight. "Kllck 
Klick" is new and novel In its en- 
trances, crisp and fresh in its 
dressing. The two full stage scenes, 
with the neatly worked cam^'ra de- 
vice and later the moon and run- 
way, both brought pleasing numbers. 
For the latter Miss Sawyer showed 
for the first time in short skirts and 
for so slender a type she was al- 
Uirin/7. . She was dainty on her t< s 
as with everything else slu d«»es. 
Santley's "Summer Stars are Shin- 
ing" proved the revues prettiest 
nuniber. though Miss Sawyer had 
something with a gfx I melody in 
"Spanish r^)ve." In lighting as in 
production, skill and invriitivent ;i 
i shown through. Santley and .*>awyer 
I did T\<)t aim for a punch. That is 
I something they do not n'-ed. Hut 
I there eame freely the i-exponse thaf 
* earned the clever lyrlr from Santley 
land arjother U»(»k af the Mi>'s 

Sawyi'T-. 
' \N illjarn Seahiiry lias hr.-ri show- 
ing h's "l*'rivolic« ' danee revue in 
! the hinterland. He brnuKht it back 
a letter act. for whil« tin- -^-Ifings 
' .'ind r<.nripe are Unr^i'mced in gen- 
era' iheie are some new in»^ml)ers 
III the company and tliey stiiml out. 
.More partieularly there !• R^th 
Cannon, a little mis." who y^Iioiild 
Y.\fi a name on Rroadw.iy.^ She 

. . CC'ojftintied on nai:'^- L'2> 



HARTMAN and WILEY. 
Songs and Talk. 
18 Mint.; One. 
H. O. H. 

Raymond Wiley for the past few 
seasons has been playing about in 
a futuristic Jail act with a male 
partner. The present offering is 
quke 54 deparlurc fr<^m his former 
specialty, for Wiley is merely acting 
as a foil for the comedy of Miss 
Hartman. Wiley is using his double 
voice number from the old act for 
his single bit. He makes a clean 
cut looking straight man although 
a trifle stiff. 

The act depends for its future 
upon Miss Hartman. She is a ^ood 
looking blonde, wearing straight 
evening dress, although at the open- 
ing she wears big storm overshoes 
or perhaps they are auto shoes, for 
evening wear. They get a laugh 
and aim the audience in her direc- 
tion for comedy. She irets quite a 
bit of fun kidding her partner Her 
clowning Is of the right sort and 
she does not give the Impression of 
trying to be funny. Some of the 
stuff Is not new, but she manages 
it nicely and gets it over. The 
couple have appearance and class 
and should work into a happy 
vaudeville combination. They are 
headed right and at present for the 
smaller big time houses and the 
bigger small time houses should do 
very well. A season's working In 
the middle west houses where the 
act should be In demand would do 
Ihcm a world of good. 



ROBCRT REILLY snd Co. (2). 
Songs and Talk. 
17 Mint.; One. 

Robert Rellly Is an Irish tenor 

who has in his support an attractive , 

miss and a boy. A light pleasant 
love story is unfolded. Its principal 
characters are an Irish lad and las- 
sie, the comedy of the piece beinc 
the Inevitable appeai^ince ot her 
younger brother at inopportune 
moments. 

The act opens with a number by 
Rellly in "one," following which the 
drop is separated, displaying an ln« 
torior In which the boy enters offer* 
Ing the singer a glass of ale. The 
girl appears having expected the 
visitor, with comedy business by 
the kid ensuing. 

The drop is brought together 
again for more vocalizing, later be^ 
ing separated, showing a country 
gate with more love making and in« 
terruptions by the boy. 

The man and girl go in tor double 
vocalizing with a dance finish by the 
trio topping off. 

The idea Is well worked out. The 
piece has value as a singing offer« 
Ing. The story is productive and 
the comedy by the kid always sure. 
The act Is well staged, its value ia 
this respect not being gain<*d by the 
Roof showing and should fit In some 
spot or other on any present vaudo* 
vnie bill. 



JACK DONOHUE. 

Talk and Dancing. 

15 Mins.; One and Two. 

Jack Donohue is a dancer, late of 
the 'Follies." and previous to that 
in "Angel Face." For vaudeville he 
has retained most of his old turn 
inasmuch as he opens monologing. 
The talk lands mostly, mainly 
through Donohuc's nervous. Jerky 
deliveiy. He breaks up his lines 
getting laughs. But it .is as. a 
dancer he shines. After the mono 
the n<t goes to "two" where Dono- 
hue pulls his travesty on the 
cla.'<slcal dancers, getting big re- 
sults with a snake dance imitation, 
using his arm for the reptile. 

Another big laugh was his utiliz- 
ing u coat hanger for a bow and 
arrow in one part of the travesty. 
At the Prospect Donohue followed 
Princ<>ss RadJah and ad llbbed a 
travcrty on hen snake and chair 
dance that was the com<^dy hit of 
the lillj. A papier mache snake 
was carried out In a covered basket 
for the number. Donohue. in order 
to enrage the reptile, as RadJah 
had done, unwound a red tie fr<>m 
his neck and shook it before the 
prop's eyes. It was a real wow. 

Donohue Is big time, and on the 
same bills with the Princess quali- 
fies as a strong comedy adjunct 
with his burlesque. It's the fun- 
niest one of the season. Con. 

m 

MAE NEIL8EN. 

Songs. 

14 Mins.; One. 

Broadway. 

It was MUe Neil.<«on In the theatre 
on the side cards, but the lobby held 
billing of Kay Neilon. Blther name 
won't help the act o< the girl's, how- 
ever, which is all small-time from 
the kid dress worn entirely during 
the running to the material, routin- 
Inlng and manner of handling. 

Starting with a Chinese number 
Miss Nellson followed with "Old 
Swimming Hole." then did a Lauder 
song without credit, placing a plaid 
sa.«h over her short dress for that, 
llnishiiig with Italian and Irish 
sonK-"^. 

.Miss Neilson was No. 2 at the 
Broadway. .. I^im9. 



BURNS and LORRAINE. 
Songs and Dances. 
11 Mins.; One. 

Two clean-cut chaps In saclc 
suits doing a song and dance rou« 
tine. Opening with a Jazzy pub- 
lished number, the boys go In for 
Impersonation, one taking danceri^ 
with his partner, singers. Cantor, 
Leonard and Jolson are used for 
singers by one boy, with Rooney, 
White and Cohan for the dance 
mimicry by the other. Both handle 
their bits well. 

The turn travels at a good speed, 
the boys having sufficient magnet- 
Ism In their work to hold attention, 
with the pre.sent turn showing signs 
of developing them Into a standard 
act. 



DOHERTY and DIXON, 
dongt. Piano and Harp. 
10 Mins.; One. 
Ksensy'e* Brooklyn. 

Two girls, each an accompn>'hed 
musician, on piano and harp. The 
pianlste also sings while at tha 
piano and also with the accompani- 
ment of her partner. The singing 
discloses a considerable range of 
voice and carries the act along 
hardily. 

The musical ability Is never left 
in doubt, the harpist handling a 
solo bit in tip top style. 

No. 2 at K^^cney's Monday after- 
noon these girls found the going 
easy with a turn that is .-efineni'iit 
from start to finish. 

JOHNSON, ROB and GIBSOf^. 
Comady and Musical. 
17 Mins.; Full Stags. 
Qr99\%y Sq. 

Two men and a woman Tlie I:4t- 
ter Is supposed to need the aid of 
musicians for an entertainment, and 
calls up the musical union. 

Both the men are comics, one 
sporting a violin, the other a banjo. 
The latter could be heard hi the 
several numbers played, but th«> Ud« 
die appeared to be used as a prop. 

Comedy was worked up by the 
flddler and the girl, the entire rou- 
tine, classing as "hokum," but quite 
effective. On fourth the trl.i drew 
hearty returns. ^Iim\ 



HOLDEN and HARRON. j 

Talk, $ongs " v^ 

14 Mins.; One (Special). '^'**"'^~* 

The tcam'.H vehicle is titled "The 
Billposter," with the man doing the 
title role and the woman an acircss. 
They engige in crossfire, she offers 
to make him an actor along the 
stereotyped lines and he comes back 
in a (lurked .'^ult outfit for two 
popular soni;s in draggy tempo. The 
orehestra always was a couple of 
notes ahead of him. Some niorc 
sidewalk talk and th«*n another sf>ng 
by th" woman, a statue^;qll4' figure 
to thi huinptj -dumpty Accompinl- 
nir'Mt of her partner The latter sIho 
pick' d out a /ront row male p.itron 
for a eorif inu*^»"M li'«rrii>.»<' "f f**^ 
libbiTii;;, adrlr»'«(MnK !itm as 'Fred." 
lie Wiis not a shill, although eomedy 
pMSsibililies pre.«»enied thMiiseU»'M if 
one wer** carried Sure fire o:» the 
present time. v;.' ' . 



KELLY and BROWNE. 
Songs and Dance*. *' 

11 Mint.; One 

A man and woman goli^g in for 
competitive work to decide whieh ie 
of greater value to bring forth the 
worth of a musical composition* 
i^ingirg or dancing. . . 

The man is an Irish tenor: hie 
partner a daneer. He sings a num-^ 
her with the woman doing a dance 
to the same music following hlou 
The rn^n's voice would suggest 
cabaret experience. The girl's mala 
asset is her appearance. Her danc^ 
ing shows no originality. 

For an early spot on small ttrn# 
bills they will suffice. 

Six acts and a picture were pre^ 
aented at the Playhouse, liuil.xon, 
.\'. V . ihc lalfer half of last week. 

Ben Cohen, manager of ].n^w'% 
« oionial, Detroit, lias wirrd in that 
he ir. tends to attend the D<>riip'ey- 
i'.iriMiitiir figUt, inviting Abr ^'rii'd- 
n .'in himI Moc Sihetidc, ♦ » t'. e I.oef 
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VAUDEVILLE REVIEWS 



Friday. June 8, 1921 



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PALACE. 

(Continued from page 21) 
showed the snappiest little way in 
the opening tango. Then on her 
toes she recorded a spontnuHouN 
hit. Miss Cannon does something 
new in toe dancing. Perhaps her'H 
may be classed a stunt, but it is 
certainly there from the front. The 
Hope Sisters are still in the act and 
performing- niceiy/ OlVi*^rH ^*lt' 
Kose Stone, Ramona and Sylvia 
Harden, with Jose Hichman making 
himself noticed at the piano. The 
•'Frivolics'' closed intermission, 
drawing down the blpgest applause 
•core of the afternoon. 

"Dance Me' Dotson. the colored 
stepping single, sold his routine so 
well on second that he came near 
stopping the show. He won the 
first big returns with the Scotch 
' step. In stalling for breath for his 
Unale. he asked if anyone had a 
fountain pen. then mopped his brow 
with a blotter. It was a big laugh. 
Two numbers later, Boyle and 
Kramer, started in quickly. Kramer 
•aid he wouldn't do any dancing 
- *^ecau8e he didn't want to "make a 
bum out of Dotson." T'..at brought 
the colored boy on again, demand- 
ing to know what It was all about. 
The pair of them made a "con- 
test" of it, Dotson stepping first. 
. During the dance Kramer told him 
he didn't have a chance and he was 
running tenth. He singled and a 
double dance worked out well and 
took Dotson out of the picture. 
Boyle and Kramer scored 'with 
surety. The latter is sporting a 
pair of "pants" that would be fun- 
Bier minus two grea.se spots. 

Clccollni took up the running 
after Intermission, displaying his 
splendid voice with the routine that 
had one number in English. An ac- 
complished piano accompaniest 



the applause picking up after a lull 
In one spot. The opening song 
wouldn't pass censorship in some 
sections, but the rest of her cycle 
are corkers. The mugging continues 
to jr, but her showmanship la big 
inie, according to present standards. 

The Zlogler Sisters closed and 
held them remarkably well. After 
the opening double dance a long 
violin solo by their leader was list- 
ened to patientiS". A mmilar bit-ioN 
lowed the next double. A solo dance 
might plug up the interim Just as 
well, for the music slows up the 
turn. Both are good dancers and 
kickers, with the production up to 
big league standards. 

Lady Alice's Pets, one of the most 
remarkable animal acts in the show 



a bit and went right In and pulled 
out the laughing hit of the evening. 
The hoke from the box was very 
well received and the skating bit 
at the finish placed a solid laugh in 
the proper place. The little lady 
deserves mention aside from the 
cDinedy, for Khe figures largely in 
everything that the act gets. A 
v(>ry K<»wd low comedy act of the 
type that big time needs more and 
more. . 

Muller and Stanley also registered 
with comedy. Their second drop 
was moved well down stage here, 
aln^ .9 in back of their drop in 
"oru . If the drop must be used It 
is much better this way than when 
set back. Maude Muller Is show- 
ing plenty of classy wardrobe In 



business, with rats and cats frater- . ^hese New York houses. The hat 



nizing, opened, with Palo and Palet. 
an interesting musical turn, second 

Con, 



JEFFERSON. 

The Jefferson's new twice-weekly, 
eight acts and feature film policy 
did not seem to prove any great 
attraction. Judging from the Monday 
night- business. Possibly the mati- 
nee took the edge off it, but it cer- 
tainly was under the weather Me- 
morial Day eve. . 

Because of the picture addition 
the vaudeville necessarily starts at 
8 sharp. Pat and Julia L>evolo 
opened with their slack wire routine, 
but things were only so-so for the 
couple that performance. The wise 
(and truth to tell, quite "deep") 
chatter volplaned over the top and 
fell flat. Then, too. the over-pro- 
longed stalling in playing up the 
leap on the wire stunt — which 
seemed to be a familiar to the cus- 
tomers, anyway — did not help mat- 
ters. He landed on the seventh try 



_ -, ^ . and the last two or three attempts 

played brnimnt^ywhUe the operat^^^ j^^^^^ realistic. The bike stunt 

made a good getaway for 'em. Miss 



tenof changed and encored in "one 
In "Pagliaccl". The matinee crowd 
was not exactly a gathering to en- 
thuse over the routine, but the 
handsome Italian made bis usual 
distinct impression. 

The three Lordons opened. Tbee. 



RIVERSIDE. 



should have been discaoded. how- 
ever, with the full evening dre.ss. 

Milt Collins wl'h some new and 
up-to-date chatter and some of the 
old scored as usual with the Hoff- 
man material. 

Duffy and Mann made up the 
third man and woman combination 
on the program. The act starts 
out much better than It finishes. 
It gets away great with the tele- 
phone bit, but slips slJ'Thtly after 
the couple get Into the neat little 
set which they carry. The act 
pleases and got by very nicely fitting 
into the program becomingly. Miss 
Mann is a vaudeville girl of Just the 
right sort. Well dressed, charming 
in manner and pretty, she Is out- 



er closing, though the act could be 
placed for either or any spot. Those 
monks are certainly funny, and com- 
ing as they do in the centre of the 
turs, provide an altogether unsus- 
pected laugh that Is the more rel- 
ished through its unexpectedness. 
There is good showmanship «.i:.->- 
played in the brevity of the monks' 
business, likewise the entire run- 
ning, for the bits by the girls blend 
nicely. 

Another laugh was Billy Oiaison, 
next to closing. Mr. Glason is a 
singing monologist with laughing 
stories that he helps along with his 
own mannerisms. Two of his songs, 
opening and closing, are about girls. 
With but three songs to the turn 
there should be more of a variety 
and the opening girls number might 
be changed, though that leads into 
talk about women. Then there Is 
talk about drink, a comedy bit with 
a letter, nicely done by Glason, and 
a red fire song of "Let's Help One 
Another," good propaganda for cur- 
rent times and Mr. Glason as an ap- 
plause getter, besides some Yiddish 
stories and the recitation Glabon 
says he wrote In New Orleans, "The 
Matrimonial Handicap." It was 
enough to Just blame It on himself; 
he could have laid off New Orleans. 
It would probably be the best laugh 
In the turn If Glason would tell what 
he Is thinking to himself every time 
he pulls that "Handicap" recitation, 
for he surely isn't posing as a reci- 
tatloner or whatever they may call 
it in New Orleans. Otherwise Mr 



;^*i?;?iH*^»/rh*^*'oo:^'!fiil"r5-K,?t"7j /f I Glason wall- 1 off' with the hit of 
a good light comedian, but Is in the evening, making them make him 

stop the show, which wasn't difficult. 



Business was good Decoration Day 
afternoon, though not capacity. The 
turnout was first rate considering 
the outdoor opposition, with a balmy 
sun beaming and everybody hiking 
for the beaches and the woods. 

A good summery nine-Act vaude- 
Tllle bill, with plenty of comedy acts 
Interspersed, made for a good but 
not a great show. Florence Moore, 
back from the legit, was headlining 
and held down the before-intermls- 
sion spot. Miss Moore is using a 
piano player, Cliff Friend, and doing 
a straight singing act, with patter 
Interpolated. Her clowning and nut- 
ting, which lifted her into the legit 
circles, doesn't seem as spontaneous 
and natural as usual, and leaves an 
Impression the comedlenns Is 
•training for results that once came 
naturally. Miss Moore got over 
strongly before a soft holiday gath- 
ering. "Did your first wife ever do 
that" one of Alice Lloyd's numbers. 
Is In the Moore repertoire, with no 
allusion to Miss Lloyd, but a few 
minutes later in "one" Miss Moore 
gives Sam Mayo, an English music 
hall comic, credit for her "Ha-Ha" 
number. 

Two comedy "wows" ahead made 
It easy for Miss Moore. They were 
Buzzell and Parker, third, and 
"Blackface" Eddie Ross, fourth. The 
former turn, In direct contrast with 
the headliner, haven't lost a particle 
of their speed by their recent so- 
journ with "Broadway Brevities.' 
Eddie Buzzell is one of vaudeville's 
best precocious though non-offensive 
light comedy spee<Ksters. Miss Par- 
ker is charming and a clever oppo- 
site, her costume contributions and 
personablenes.s accounting for 50 per 
cent, of the turn's merit. They rolled 
over. 

Mr, Ross picked it up where they 
dropped It, following, and got laugh 
after laugh with his humorous mon- 
olog. Ross doesn't Infringe, but re- 
minds in delivery of the late Charlie 
Case. He has the same fine knowl- 
edge of values and wrings every 
possible giggle out of his juicy ma- 
terial. The banjo playing and whis- 
tling at the finish antl-climaxed the 
talk. 

After Intermission Lane and Hen- 
dricks continued . the comedy list. 
Hendricks Is a new straight who 
Joined I^ne a few weeks ago after 
t^p dipsoiution of the Lane and 
Mickey Moran cdrtihinaMon. 
gags the boys are using are all old 
timers that have been much bandied 
around this season, but I.Ane's 
clowning gets most of the laughs. 
Hendricks makes an a«'«»'ntable 
straight, looks well and sings 
strongly. They went big. 

The Topics kill many a gag for 
the artists, the most recent burial 
being the story about the judgo and 
the three cross-eyed pri.sonrr.s t))at 
several acts were uslnj?. 

Mario and Mary Mcl-'arland. as- 
sisted at the piano by Thomas Pri- 
nv.Wo, took jtist eight minutes of 
tholr high-class double singing to 
arouse the house. Oprning with a 
seml-cinsslcal double tliat allowed 
them run.s, tl.»'y w» nt ii!t<; • IMnr 
Bird' and dosed with an op»«rjfl<' 
aria that went solhlly. P.oth have 
cultured voices of f\«» Umt (juality 
— und have wisely seleci'd ih»ir ma- 



Julia does very little, assisting with 
props and looking swell in the sou- 
bret costume. 

Maxie (New Acts) Is a colored 
entertainer and a good one. Ethel 
McDonough, offering "Milady's Busy 
Day," sold her vehicle for all it was 
worth In the trey spot, Incidentally 
showing a variety of feminine wear- 
ing apparel that pleased her sex. 
As for the yeggs, the satire on a 
woman's busy day kept them Inter- 
ested, not to mention the silhouette 
costume changes. But as Jim Har- 
klns (Jim and Marian Harklns). who 
followed, remarked, "You only saw 
It in shadow form; you should have 
been back stage." So there you 
are. The Harklns, Incidentally, 
"talked about their neighbors" to 
the extent they were loathe to see 
them go and seemed desirous of lis- 
tening to more of the scandal. Ade- 
laide Bell was an added starter, and. 
assisted by an accompanist, scored 
with song and dance. Bobby Con- 
nolly and Co. (New Acts). 

Tom Patrlcola, assisted by Irene 
Delroy, next to closed and walked 
off with all honors. They Just 
couldn't get enough of Tom, and the 
way that boy works — whew! It 
makes the customers feet hot almost 
to see the perspiring performer la- 
bor. But that reception Is worth 
any amount of hard work. One thing 
sure Is surprising — how he can re- 
tain that footballer's physique after 
sweating so profusely every per- 
formance. As for Miss Delroy, she 
Is excellent foil for Patrlcola's 
clowning, looking pretty, stepping 
gracefully, deliciously and conserv- 
atively as occasion demands. 

Monroe and Grant taglined. The 
men enter with a prop beer truck 
auto which, following some comedy 
bu.sinesfl, discloses a trampoline. On 
tlie latter the team prove excellent 
and graceful Jumping Jacks, which, 
coupled with the novelty entrance, 
qualifies them for a spot closing or 
opening any show. 

Following Intermission Sydney 
Chaplin In "Kin^, Queen and Joker," 



need of a few real punches for the 
present vehicle. 

"LrieUe Jim," the bear, gave the 
show a good start when they got 
down to the wrestling. The two 
plants carried helped this greatly. 
A big, simple looking guy was good 
for many laughs. The finish has 
been worked better than It was 
Monday night, but at that It got the 
show away to a bang. 

Lew and Paul Murdock, two boys 
who dance, followed along No. 2 
and kept the proceedings on the 
move. The Alhambra audiences like 
dancing and seem to understand it. 
The eccentric^ dance of the taller 
of the two men came In for the most 
and deservedly so. The routine 
leans mostly to eccentric stuff. It 
is a good two-man dancing com- 
bination. 

Nathano Brothers, another hokey, 
closed the show. The roller skating 
comedy is a little out of the usual 
run. The comedian has dug up a 
few new laughs in the falling line. 
The bit In which he carries the pil- 
low, sliding It under himself every 
time he falls, is well done and good 
for a laugh each time. The tricks 
don't amount to much but there is 
enough bumping around and fall- 
ing to get them plenty. 

Tenessee Ten were almost on 
their own stamping grounds around 
here and they Just couldn't go 
wrong. The act remains much the 
same as always. The little girl 
who" sings got as much as anything. 
The band portion should be re- 
arranged to get more music and less 
noise. At present It is difficult to 
tell whether they are playing any 
particular melody or Just banging 
away for a noisy finish. 



BROADWAY. 



closed. 



ALHAMBRA. 



terlal for vaudfviUo 

Ruth Royo nonrly found a homo 
In this house, allhotigh the ap|>lausc 
at tho finish could havo hern .^hort- 
♦nrd by a little fiigfi clu'iiiging. Tho 
name remained llliiminai«Ml until 
Miss Roye had nmde two speclK's, 



Enough vaudeville at the Alham- 
bra this week to satisfy the veriest 
vaudeville glutton. The show starts 
at 8:15 and runs with a very short 
intermission until 11:15. It is good 
vaudeville, too. If a three-hour 
vaudeville show is what is wanted 
then the Alhambra is certainly 
framed for it this week. 

The bill contains plenty of the 
essentials — comedy and woman. 
The holiday audience Monday night 
tVia'^'«^5 enthusip.^tic, but not to llie 
degree a holiday audi»'nce usual/y 
is. These audiences in big time 
theatres are getting so they must be 
shown, more and more so every 
day it seems. The Harlemites will 
wait a few weeks before they get 
a better lineup than this one. Bus- 
incs.s was good but not capacity. 

Kmily Ann Wellman and her 

players carried away the feature 

position extiemely well. Amidst a 

great quantity of real vaudevill*^ 

Miss Wellman was planted and 

more than luld h«'r own. The flashes 

l<h a is one she brought to vaud*^- 

ville and this part of the miniature 

play Is rot new but thcro Is novel :y 

in other ways. A cast of six and 

nn extr«meiy good sc-leetlon of 

players, better by far than the ustial 

^al^<leville sketch \m\% To offer. The 

one diawhaek to tlie pjero is its 

ruruiing time. It ia. long, even 

though it hf.lds interest. The rest 

of the bill feels it. It looks like 

a very pood I'l-'^vl^ t for once around. 

Morri.s and Campbell had a very 

tough spot following the Wellman 

art and also u long comedy show 



The Broadway had them standing 
up behind the orchestra rail Monday 
evening, but the balcony was not al- 
together filled at near nine. The 
show seemed to run a bit different- 
ly, perhaps becau.se of the holiday. 
Eight acts with a feature film and a 
news weekly, probably a Topics also, 
made up the program. It was a typ- 
ical holiday bunch, laughing easily 
and applauding charily. 

The. bill was plentifully supplied 
with comedy, a comedy turn closing 
the variety end. It was the Four 
Camerons, two men and two women, 
a peculiarly constructed turn, open- 
ing In "one" and closing full stage 
with trick bicycle riding. One of the 
girls who attempts to sing aKso rides 
a wheel. The male comedian gives 
the turn any weight It holds. He I.^ 
acrobatic and reveals that while do- 
ing a dance, and is the best bike 
rider, doing the boomerang as his 
only wheel stunt. The remainder is 
kidding talk, with the straight allud- 
ing to the comedian as his son and 
the "son" calling the straight daddy. 
In its conglomeration the turn 
should do well on the medium time 
and will make a pleasing closing 
turn there. 

A sure fire laugh as now framed 
is the combined acts of Mignonette 
Kokin and ?>ed Galetti. They are 
in "three" with the monkeys doing 
but two comedy tricks, one a wallop 
as a la\)ph getter. That is the bar- 
ber shop bit with one of tlie mf)nks ' 
jumping high in the air as though 
in anger, whilst other business be- 
tween the two Is a continual scream 
almost. One of the animals playing 
an electric bell arrangement, getting 
a tune out of it, though apparently 
faked, is so well done it draws in- 
voluntary applause. There seim to 
be two girls, and Miss Kokin m\ist 
he the toe dan<Mr. Soni< thing of a 
set is carried with a street organ 
Oiintaining the monkv. Mi^s Kokin 
f( rmtrly did an aet of her own in 
vaudeville, one of first toe dancurs in 
it. Mr. Galetti is as well known for 
his animal turn. Combining the two, 
\vhi<"h cond'^nse'^ both, with the bit 
of talk Mr. f'lalettl Indulge.^ in, has 
worked out a comedy act of vahie. 
Placed No. 3 at the Broadway it got 
everything It went after, and fits 



though tried twice before him on the 
same bill unsuccessfully. Glason has 
a likeable way, a couple of funny 
bits, and he favorably sent in the 
closing act during the short speech 
which also included a Cohan vocal 
imitation. Glason looks like a stand- 
ard for the big time. All of his stuff 
sounds like his own, quite remark- 
able nowadays. 

Anonther single iras Martha Pryor 
with a piano player and songs from 
the same factory. The piano player 
busted right into the turn at the 
commencement before Miss Pryor 
appeared. This looks new In piano 
playing ethic?, but it was a short 
lyric, something about something 
that was equally important. Later 
the pianist had another inning while 
Miss Pryor changed. He can play 
the piano and knows it. One of Miss 
Pryor's songs Isn't new any more, 
but she seemed to have a routine, 
and, like talking acrobats, maybe 
can't change It. As a single she's 
Just another aided by appearance, 
but lacks animation and only ap- 
pears to get down to work when 
doing the coon number as a colored 
girl would sing a blues. Miss Pryor 
is uniform In gesturing, having two 
movements with her hands, used in 
nearly all of the numbers. She will 
also do on the medium time if In- 
tending to stick In vaudeville, which 
doesn't look any too certain the way 
she worked, but looked the other 
way, figuring two good gowns. She 
came from burlesque and has been 
in a production. 

No. 4 held Fisher and Gllmore, 
man and woman, the man doing a 
boob. Nothing extraordinary, but 
the turn holds two old and very 
melodious melodies, the first having 
a splendid arrangement. One has a 
specially written lyric. The boob 
stuff of the bashful country boy 
calling on the girl (the act is called 
"The Bashful Romeo") is the same 
old sure-fire for half-hearted laugh- 
ter, but the singing helps it along, 
and the turn frames up for the bet- 
ter small time, with no prospect in 
sight with the present material. 

Headlining were the Seven Honey 
Boys, the minstrel act of the con- 
ventional kind, with one corking 
good tenor, including as well a 
yodeler who yodels to a farethewell. 
The gags are nil, though one of the 
ends seems to have a couple of gags 
that are strung out, one about going 
to Jail. That should be funny in the 
sticks. 

The Broadway must be depending 
upon the picture for the crowd when 
it won't headline a name. Maybe 
that's through the Yiearncss of the 
Palace, but If the Broadway Is to be 
put over as a pop vaudeville house 
at $1.10 in the boxes and 99 cents 
In the orchestra, they may as well go 
to It or leave It alone, to die as it 
has died so often before under other 
managements. Pictures for years 
never held up the business, and If 
that Is still true, with vaudeville do- 
ing what i'^ being done there, why 
not give It vaurtevlile right' or not 
at all? The Broadway really should 
be made a freak house. It has a tine 
location, and just now nothing else. 
Sasha I'latov and Co. (New Acts) 
opened with another single, Mae 
Neilson second, Sime. 



mer attired as a tennis player and 
the latter in riding habit, make a 
fine appearance, but failed i3 come 
up to their past reputation. Their 
work Is founded along the acrobatio 
line, utilizing tennis recquets for 
rings. On fro'-iipnt oceasions too 
I ii-uc.i I :..e ..-i v.....ji,eil on certain 
tricks, especially those offered by 
Miss De Maco. A faster routine 
would do better. 

Reed and Blake, male combina* 
tion in evening dress, run along th» 
same lines as the regular masculine 
team, offering comedy talk, several 
songs with two French characters. 
The latter went over well and 
should continue to bring laughs. 
The only thing of importance and 
worthy of applause was their vocal 
Imitation of a Jazz band, which waa 
appreciated. 

Phyllis Gllmore company, includ- 
ing two women and one man, pre- 
sented their customary blackmail- 
ing comedy playlet to only fair suc- 
cess. There is a slight change in 
routine. Instead of going right into 
action the leading female makes one 
of those sympathetic speeches In 
"one" and at the conclusion repeats 
the same thing, throw'n^ out a ton 
of "thanks." It Is founded on the 
two women endeavoring to sell the 
man a set of books entitled "The 
Life of Napoleon." Action starts 
with the younger one entering his 
room attired in silk pajamas, clalnl- 
Ing that a burglar entered her room 
upstairs. After a dispute she re- 
fuses to leave, and Intends to await 
the arrival of his wife unless he 
hands over |5,000. The other femi- 
nine enters as the supposed wlfe» 
but In reality Is an assistant to the 
bookseller. After thanking the sup- 
posed wife for relieving him In get** 
ting rid of her. he offers to do any- 
thing to repay her efforts, which 
brings on the sale of the books. 

Andy and Louise Barlow, a Juve- 
nile combination, were the hit of 
the evening. They are a dapper 
pair, possessing ability, personality 
and a routine that will stand with 
the best. Following their opening 
dance, Andy does a solo while the 
girl changes to masculine evening 
clothes, high hat and sporting a 
cane. He changes to a roughneck 
with a cap and sweater, and she 
in one of those Indescribable cos- 
tumes combining efforts for the 
Bowery number. 

Dody and Berman. two men. hav«' 
a bag full of comedy chatter that' 
will put them over. The comedian 
with an Italian dialect stands out 
very well, and although his partner 
does not quite measure up to the 
standard, they will receive sufllclent 
reward for the talk. They also oflef 
a camouflaged ventriloquist imltat 
tlon that demanded attention and 
will undoubtedly hit the mark any- 
where. 

"Ladies of the Jury." a company 
of 12. closed the show, establishing 
that the turn is surefire for laughs. 
The scene Is in a Jury room, the 
women deciding the fate of a man 
being tried for murder in the flmt 
degree. Some vote not guilty, in- 
fluenced by the man's nice looks; 
others claim guilty in a sarcastic 
manner, revealing that they are 
against men, regardless of the evi- 
dence. Others vote along comedy 
lines. 



from the 2'_'nd Kngineei.-. 
Tlie coui);o setni to be bothered not belter there than it would opening 1 Jack and Kitty De Maco, the for- 



AUDUBON. 

Considering the number of people 
vacationing over the holida.\s, jjoor 
show w 'at her combined with the 
fa<t that the bill was continuoi^s. 
the night gath'-ring at this l)ouse 
held up very well Mmiday. 

.T\iHf prior to Mie initial show a 
brief memorial was hf Id \\\\\\ \\i^. 
Joseph A. .MeCufPry calling atten- 
tion to the fact ilun we nnisi not 
forget the ones left across the sfa. 
The ccremonv was also marked by 
the pres« r I of numh'is from the 
Richard .\.<''N'ally I'o^t of the Amer- 
ican Legion and tlie l-'red H. Meytr 
Post. Veterafis of For« ign Wars, and 
a detachment of unifornnd men 



BRIGHTON. 

The Brighton sold out Monday 
night (Decoration Day), the first 
Monday night since the opening of 
the current season (third week) . 
that there has not been plenty of 
seats available for the latecomers. 
It was a typical holiday audience 
that laughed easily and was more 
than generous in expressing appre- 
ciation. Gu9 Edwards' Revue 
topped the billing, and Yvette Rugel 
wdfe the bottom liner. The show 
got off to a rush with Raymond 
Wilbert, a talking hoop roller, who 
commanded attentiofl even from the 
incoming seat slammers. and went 
over in a way unusual for an open- 
ing turn. Marie Walsh and Irving 
Edwards were second, singing and 
dancing plea.santly and lending » 
spirit of youth to the show that 
helped. 

There have beon few, if any, acro- 
bats who have stopped shows for a 
good many years, not since the days 
of Rice and Prevost. But Willi* 
and Joe Mandel did Just tliat Mon- 
day night — stopped the show and 
stopped It cold. It's an exceptional 
turtx that is going to stop many » 
show hcreiifter. Theyv*- i>ee» 
around for some time, this pair of 
comedy tumblers. b\it through hav- 
ing been burled among small timers 
are new to big time audiences. 
The Mandels had to make » 
"speech"' at the Brighton. Monday 
night. Think of it— an acrobat mak- 
ing a 'speech. ■' 

Swift and Kelly, fourth, found the 
going smooth enough with "Gum- 
drops." Miss K'lly's two vocal num- 
bers registered heavily. The Gus 
T\;d wards turn closed the first halff 
tii« old time .<ongs as usual cbaniniJ 
up. Chest. r Krederieks, Mr. Kd- 
wardt? hinis»lf, the Fxtrness girls and 
the rest of the kid stars, all landed 
Individually. Tlie aet was a hit of 
he;irt wanning calibre. 

Miss Kugf'l is w.'isting her time m 
Vijud»'ville She slu.uld be in grand 
oitera. Sh«' has the voii^e and pres- 
ence. I'rohaldy it's the "cultiva- 
tion" or study" thuts ml.vsing That 
ought to be easily enougli ai'«p'''*^": 
.Miss Rug.l did her usiial d. :i;;h'f"' 
and W(ll v.'u le«l repertoire. in< l"«*hti«? 
"Swanec lliv« r, " hung in a niiaof 






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Fliday. June 3, 1021s 



VAW!)EVILLE REVIEWS 



lencCi t?Jie was * hit of huge 

'SK H '•' monologued his way into 
gnait of laugha after battling 
5S-iiiBt the house a bit. But he got 
i^ and held 'em to the end. Cool- 
ie out, t lie phrase "that's bunk" 
^^ on the lipji of half of the audi- 
ence testifying to the impression D. 
n H,? had left. Any monolojyrJHt who 
has 'em talking about him after the 
iSow »i)d boosting him as they leave 
TKft,th»*trc must hove something. 

iTjb.H.- »^a«- • 

,1P|M» Lincolns, a double dancing 
torn, cIoHed the show. . They were 
noorly spotted for an act of their 
♦ype and would have done much 
letter further up in the show. They 
di4 e«collontly considering the han- 
AicaP Paihe Weekly closed. Bell. 

REGENT. 

The holiday matinee business at 
thi? Moss house In the Harlem dia- 
trtctdrew about half capacity at- 
t^hdance. Obviously, the weather 
^i'to blame. The house ran three 
sAows Monday, as against the usual 
t#|ce daliy. That l» the custom up 
tftere oh^ the wee!?-end days and 

hblldafy*. 
The * MoH Brothers, a two -man 
pWvh act. opeaied, tliKtinKuishfd ;by 
the fact that the understandei; bal*- 
airacM the perch on the forehead in- 
iteaa of the prescribed shoulder 
position. With the larger and seem- 
ingly tno re cumbersome perch the 
afcoirtder balance t%'as resorted to. 
The duo efloct gobs* get-up under- 
dre.«tsikl by full lehgth tights to 
which they stripped eventually. A 
jpoOd opened for the time. 

LuciUe and Cockle, with the 
blrd«' mistress the outstanding fea- 
tape be^ausc^ 6f her showmanly 
jhknner of handling the parrot and 
the cockle, showed Ko. 2 to resound- 
ing approval. Their reception by 
the children, who weiw present in 
large iJumbers. on the matinee be- 
cause of the holiday, marks it as 
eacoHent aiipeal for the tots. 

Ethel Clifton and Co., with their 
•Diamond Cut Diamond' playlet, is 
ft' miniature meller gem and the 
twists banged it across for an of- 
fering awtt5 £rom the general run of 
crook playlets. The *co." consists 
of a man and another woman, the 
latter billed in the lobby as Jean 
Storm. The chatter listens very 
r*alii»tiq and on the up and up — not 
the 8tudie,(^ third hand gleanings of 
an author-observer, but like thi^t of 
Cfie who has learned the lingo from 
actual contact with the grifter and 
4emi-moi^de breed. The sketch is 
alao tastefully mounted and appro- 
priately' costumed,, whiah adds that 
muct^.more to it-r-*iufllcient to stamp 
It big time. I ' • t • . 

ifenry and Moore, "with a new 
vehicle, "Escorts Supplied," walked 
oft with a sweet hit, Henry gave 
a couple of imitations (announced) 
of,Watd and Van .ind Ben Bernle, 
among other things, and also 
wrestlod with hl^ fiddle in hoke 
fashion for* telling results. Inci- 
dentally, would It not be advisable 
to arrange for Miss Moore's exit 
In the course of Henrj's violin tor- 
ture session, Instead of having her 
«tand aside holding her hands and 
doirtg nothing? Otherwise it looks 
like bfg-tlmewards for thelf course. 

Willie Solar, modestly sub-billed 
fca "the international musical com- 
edy star," sufficiently* overcame 
that ambitious monica to walk off 
"With the hit honors of the show. 
The mugging, the trick whistle and 
all combined tc make his 12 min- 
utes* stay a welcome one. 

Frances Mink and Eight Palace 
Boys (New Acts) closed. 

A Dorothy Daltqii feature, "The 
Idol of the North,^ and the u-sual 
collection of short film subjects 
completed the program. 



trie stepping and Miss Quinn fur- 
nished "sight" value that contrasted 
nicely with the low comedy meth- 
ods and make-ups of the two men. 

Following, Both Berl and two 
male assistants. ofTered an interest- 
ing study in comparisons between 
the variety style of turn and the 
so-called modern vaudev'lle produc- 
tion act. The Beri act carries satlne 
drapes*, the two boys in it wear 
Tuxedos, and Miss Fieri dances 
"classically." It's all vaudeville 
■*cias» " personitled. But aside from 
Miss Beri's dancing there Is but fair 
entertainment. It pleased. 

The show had two decided hits, 
one in the first half and the other 
in the second — Dolly Kay, fourth, 
who opened to a "reception" and 
closed to a small -sized riot, and 
Herman Timbi'rg, who also got in 
the reception class, next to closing, 
and who at the finish gathered 
more than enough curtain calls to 
satisfy any headliner. 

John B. Hymer and Co. in **Tom 
Walker in Dixie," splitting the top 
with Timl)erg, closed the first half 
and kept 'em interested throughout 
(he fantasy'. I5ob and Tip opened 
3Lt\<X received more than several acts 
following. The loop the loon busi- 
ness of the little fox terrier at the 
finish pulled applause of the hefty 
kind, Donald Sisters closed with a 
hand to hand balancing turn, an 
unusual tyj)e of act for two women. 
They got over, the house' sitting 
througli until the finish, 

The nlnning order was changed 
at nigl\t. Fi ices same as last 
season. . Jicll. 



5TH AVE. 



HENDERSON'S. 

Decoration Day marked the tran- 
aition of Henderson's. Coney Island, 
frona the pop vaudeville and feature 
picture policy which has obtained 
during the winter, to the regular 
nine-act big-time summer show. 
The change was not ushered in aus- 
piciously Monday afternoon as far 
as attendance was concerned. Coney 
Island got the worst of the weather 
break Monday, and Henderson's 
veenied to catch it a bit harder than 
some of the other Island amuse- 
ment resorts. It was damp and 
threatening until around 2 p. m., 
which condition kept many away 
Iroyp Coney and favored ilie neiijli- 
uoiliood liouses. '"" 

Henderson's lobby has been re- 
decorated and the interior looks 
•pick and span, the chair coverings 
tending toward creating an atmos- 
phere of coolness, which perhaps 
Will be more appreciated later. Ow- 
ing to one of the aO'« Kobediiled for 
a spot ill the first half not arriving 
Op time .Monday afternoon, the show 
had to' be generally shifted around. 
The niafineo line-up liad Sydney 
tad Townley and Crawford and 
Broileri( k, two mixed doubles of the 
flirtation, singing. d.- .cing and 
talJiing variety, fjliowing each 
other, serond and third. The two 
acts are aimilar in franie-up. if not 
in ni.iterial, and the coiifiiction was 
too obvious not to be noticeable. 

M(.'l)..\ iit, K'»'lly and Quinn, i)ro- 
Rranied tliii-d, opened the second 
iialf. Ti,,. rough and re.idy comedy 
•nd d.incijiK of the trio woke 'em 
^\ following the dreariness of the 
Top.'is. with their leleased gags and 
^nr.\]] t.r.\n nrwsjiaper humor. Mc- 
"^'Viit ,infl Kelly rolled up their 
**KUhiuon with their double ecceu- 



Comedy seems to be coming into 
its own aroi^nd the big time vaude- 
ville thea,tres. for this week at least. 
Running into two good comedy 
shows in fnev,' York in orte week 
is a iecord. Another reason for 
the manner . in which these two 
.shows played (Alhambra the other) 
is the start the shows received. An 
opening or a No. 2 act that gives 
the show a real sendoff deserves as 
much, if not more credit than the 
act next to clo.'^ing. Often it is 
the No. 2 that makes the success 
of the next to clo.ser possible. 

In this week's bill tlie oi>enlng 
act gave the show the start; Four 
Casting Mellos, and It is not the best 
casting acting the business either, 
but they work fast and have a 
woman flyei* adding greatly to the 
effectiveness. It is seldom a woman 
flyer Is seen. This act has a girt 
not only a good flyer but a corking 
looker with It. They got more than 
rhany other casting acts that beat 
the/n to death for doing r^al tricks. 

Violet Carlson (New Acts) was 
No. 2, and while .'•he did not do big, 
^he held the show to a level. She 
.only did 11 minutes and followed^an 
act that didn't do more than six at 
the most, so, this left It pretty well 
up to ^llorgah and Gates to decide 
whether the show was to be a real 
one or not and the two boys stepped 
out and put it over pfcttlly. The 
nonsense of the two seertied to hit 
from all angles and the audiehce was 
on their toes to go right alOTig with 
them. There are several funny bits 
in the act. Old, perhaps, but still 
funny and very well done. They 
fH along Very well around the num- 
ber 3 or 4 spot In the big bills, 
where they will do the bills a lot 
of good probably more so than later 
down on the program. Morgan Is 
a very good dancer but is doing only 
enough of It now to show that he 
could If he had to. Always a good 
angle to get over to an audience, 

Gus Edwards' Newsl»oys and 
Girls (New Acts), took up about 25 
minutes of the running and there 
ia enough entertainment in it to 
keep the ball arolling. Anything 
with kids in it is half over before 
it starts. 

Frank Farron placed a solid hit 
after the PJdwards act, due mostly 
to a bit th^*^ Frank Bush did years 
ago and is probably sti'l doing, the 
soused dame coming Ivome from 
Coney Island. Farron statts off in 
the same voice Bush uses and the 
opening talk is identical, but after 
the opening he gets away from the 
talk. The other stories are not so 
good although the Fifth Avenue 
audience laughed at them. A tenor 
voice of sweetness lielps and the 
song at the finish left the audience 
in fine fettle for Henry Santrey and 
his Rind, who caught them right 
from the start and held them a 
full 35 to 40 minutes without losing 
attention for a seeond. He could 
have gone on another h.^If hour 
and the .audience would have been 
.satisfied. They applauded long after 
the lights went out. This act doesn't 
come under the Jazz band hea<l at 
all. it is purely a vaudeville enter- 
tainment with a man at the head 
of it that knows vaudeville values 
ru; well as anyone can know them. 
He has the specialty running as 
smoothly as though it were a play 
that had been on for a sea.son. Num- 
bers and business fit Into each 
other with perfect accord and his 
liea\ ier numbers are as well liked 
as the ligliter ones. The ban«l is 
great, it makes real musie and not 
mere noise biit good .is it is, S.in- 
trey can go down in "one' with ;i 
piano player and |»ut it o\cr in 
;inv \audeville theaite, 

Toney and Norman closed the 
show and this house seein.s to In- 
the real .<^pot for .Tim 'rone> . Up- 
started fine and then he couldn't 
l>e stopped. lie hit the bullseye 
with every shut and the more they 
laughed the b<'tter he got, until they 
put ou tlie ' pa'.ilomime I'laya' to 



shyt him off. Several \ery funny 
bits that appeared to be new showed 
up, the one In which this iMirtner 
pats him on the bald spot and Jim 
taking a bow thinking it applause, 
got the biggest scream for him. 
Miss Norman also worked with more 
spirit and interest than when seen 
the last time, Slie is an excellent 
foil for the comedian. 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON VAUDEVILLE. 



GREELEY SQ. 

Nothini^ i.appened Mondu> ol^lit 
that disturbed the succession of acts 
that got across and little more until 
Adrian clowned on next to closing. 
They were doubtful about him, too, 
until his "prop** stagehands got into 
the going. 

Adrian's nut recitation try and a 
phoney Spanish song won mild In- 
terest. But the house went Into an 
uproar when the plump "stagehand" 
started losing his overalls. The 
two assistants and Adrian Just 
about hit their stride at the close. 
That was excellent harmony work 
in the singing of "Chili Bean." On 
the form displayed the act as a trio 
could have encored, but the house 
was not insistent l)y any mej^ns. 

Two Whiie Steppe.-s (New Acts) 
opened the show. Barlow, Banks 
and Gay found a good spot second 
for their singing routini', which 
started off, well with a medley aiid 
wound up with an operatic selection. 
That won them enouph to encore, 
but they let it go at that. 

Davis and Chadwick. two colored 
men. got something on their danc- 
ing, but simmered down to nothing. 
It is one of a flock of colored J,i<^ts 
using the "Jail-house" song, Which 
certainly isn't strong enough to 
c!ose with. They passed out with- 
out protest. 

Johnson, Rob and Gibson (New 
Acts) were fourth. TuVner and 
CJrace closed well with, h. juggling 
routine, made different with the Aid 
of the golf atmosphere: also the per- 
formance of a woman juggling 
makes the offering unusual. J bee. 



One of the "inside" laughs of the Friars* lengthy "Midnight Frolic** 
held at the Hudson last Fi iday night, was put over on Miller and Mack, 
who appeared in "Memories." Eddie Dowllng, as an old Tad watchr 
man, was supposed to sleep on the Job and dream of noted old-tim« 
theatrical favorites. l?arly in the act Miller and Mack stepped, out ot 
a trunk as Harrlgan and Hart, stepped around a bit and retired within 
the trunk. After there were a rtumbt^r of bltd, Irjcludir.g I'at lloonej'v 
as the original Pat, a bit of "The Parisian Romance,** and "Jenny Lind," 
which had Ducille Chalfonte trilling at her best to an encore. It was 
humid and, for twenty minutes, Miller and Mack wilted within the trunk. 
Subdued giggling over their predicament started all over the houses, 
even during Miss Chalfonte's warbling. Afterwards Dowling said the 
trunk bit was designed as the comedy point of the act. 



LINCOLN SQ. 

Obviously, the holiday business 
Monday took quite some edge off 
Tuesday night's attendance. It is 
unusual to find an empty 'seat at 
9.45 at this Loew house of evenings 
when the first act goes on. but that 
night there were several to spare. 
Peddrick and DeVere .(New Acts) 
showed in No. 1.^ Fisher andl^loyd, 
a two man team in blaok and tan 
(the comedian doing the ebony 
cork) held down No. 2 well enough 
with some more or less alleged 
comedy talk and a familiar reper? 
toire of songs saved only by ok» 
cellent delivery. Tlie mast effefltive' 
chatter revolves < around «e\wal 
minutes of obvious punning on the. 
"dicing business" nud the . "dying ' 
business. The pop songs can ■ also 
stand rejuvenation. ,, 

,A1. H. White and Co, In the sketch 
.si)ot showed a new vehicle with 
their "Appearances" skit. White is 
a seasoned and capable enough 
cliaracter actor who has made a 
specialty of Hebrew character de- 
lineations. His support, however, 
can only be <]isnus.sed as strictly 
schooled novices, little or more. But 
it pleased the Irish customers at this 
Loew house — so it must be a good 
act! 

Harry Ilicky LeVan. and Claire 
DeVine, from burlesque, on their 
annual sojourn In vaudeville for the 
summer, toplined this show, can do 
it In any liouse of the same grade. 
LeVan Is a past master as a low 
comedian and Mi.ss l>eVine, a stale- 
ly blonde of modest poise and effec- 
tive vocal range, made excellent 
foil for the comedian and qualifies 
as an ideal opposite for a cut-up of 
LeVan's type. They were the hit 
of the show. 

The Hondas Troupe, a male sex- 
tet neatly clad in Tuxes, oflered a 
variety routine embracing ground 
tumbling, pyramid work, talk, dance 
and hokum. Kverything scored. 
Good closers for the time. 

Vivian Martin in "The Song of 
the Soul" was the picture attraction. 



Two acts with, perhaps, the best -run records in vaudeville of th* 
present time, for consecutive engagements, belong to the same pro- 
ducer, Charles B. Maddock. The acta are "The Sirens" and "Rube- , 
vlllc." "The Sirens." with Frank Dobaon, Is in its 150th conaecutlve week 
of playing with but one week out, for travel. The other is "Rubevllle," . 
playing without a break, summer and winter, for six years, exceptingr 
one s\immer when the 'compan^ arose against working, taking six 

weeks off. . :i":'.r!>'^: .. 

Mr. Dob-^^n will prqn'ably leave the Maddox management In fire or 
t;ix weeks when "The Sirens' will stop, lie Is going Into production 
•work. During the time "Kubevillo ' has played. Harry W'atson and Ucg_ 
MerVille have remained with it. 

audeville 

local book- 

depend- 



A question of values arose the other day In a New York booking 
office. The head of the olfire had offered $375 for an act. The head 
of the circuit saw the act and offered $260. The agent for the turn 
argued the matter, when the head of the circuit suggested the head of 
the office also see the act and set its value. Bui the head of the office,' 
who had seen the turn before offering 1375, told hia boss he didn't have 
time to see the act. 




The escpected measure of vaudeville busines.i over the summer la 
far from largf, but still, as in previous years, there may be several 
houses of the pop vaudeville variety open over the hot spell. In some 
cities this will be so through opposition managers falling to agree to 
close- They have not even conferred about it so far; although there 
have been cxpicsslons tb the effect that "if so and so closed for 
summer, we would close, too," etc. 



the 



spinning, dancing and talk. The 
si)inning of the large rope at the 
finish was applauded. 

Alice and Mary ^fcCarthy.. the 
two kid liarmony singers, passed 
nicely In' the deuce spot \yith a 
cycle of published songs. The 
young.sters have personality, voices 
and ca\ jdiince, but they yvill, never 
climb, far, .with the present vehicle. 
The s^rvlc^es 9^ a competent autlipr 
,wpul4 benefit, / . , , 

JJennp^t 5>is(er^ ^nq^ vo.,, thrpe 
gopd( looking girls in bathing .suits, 
hav^ a,., iutereuliiig rovUihe of atijir. 
letics. The third member doasp't 
do jnuch but dress the stage pnd 
act as, referee in a boxing iMatch, 
One of ,the girls lias a l<?ft liand 
that would look good On a whok^ lot 
of professional j)Ugs. She Jabbed 
hor £o- worker and got away with- 
out a counter oj» numerous occa- 
sions* A corking wrestling match 
completed their excellent specLilly. 

The Three Misses Dennis followed 
in more harmonizing and phased. 
"Scandal in the Town," tl»eir 
strongest numbei elsewhere, didn't 
get much here. The girls rogi.s4ered, 
however, with personality and 
splendid voices. 

After Miss Barry cajoled her way 
into the good graces. Mniria Do and 
Co. closed with their posing. The 
act, which is one of the prettiest of 
its kind, was greeted In absolute 
silence up to the final picture. 

Bilslness was just short of ca- 
pacity Monday night. The bill as 
an experiment didn't prove any- 
thing, but another strong comedy 
act up furtber might have made a 
tremendous difference. Con. 



sufficient to gain comedy returns. 
The Blossom Sisters and Band 
closed the vaudeville section." Those 
giHs have an offering which denotes 
class and is a fitting closer for any 
of the Loew bills. The glt\n show 
Utile in the line of exceptional dan- 
cing, with their costuming and good 
lobks holding the turn up. The 
band employed displars its ability 
with straight inlaying, Bofnethlni^ 
that'l.^ not accomplished J&jy the 
.avc^iifee Jazr organ i^atiotl. 



i. 



KEENEY'S 



125TH ST. 



The holiday bill at the tJpfOWn 
house for the first half consisted of 
all female vaudeville, six acts, and 
a pictu2-e that was made with a 
local neighborhood cast a few weeks 
ago. 

The movie has been drawing like 
wildfire all week on account of the 
home talent and the publicity that 
Manager Dave Robinson manufac- 
tured f.>r it; Oii«» of tt\« prinripft' 
roles i.s portrayed by the female 
leader of the Kanawha Club, the 
Harlem Democratic organization. 
Albert Hawker, the winner of the 
Funny Face contest, conducted re- 
cently by a local daily, has the com- 
<'dy lead. As a comic Albert will 
never win any coiii«-sl.s, Huw lit- 
managed to cop the prize in the 
contest is not discernible from this 
showing, 

L>diii Barry walked off with the 
honors of the vaudeville section in 
the next to clo.siuK spot. Miss B.arry 
worked hard and didn't let the 
apath<'tic audience bother any. She 
finally hooked Um ni with her :n"lo- 
drania travesty and, though they 
muffed in.iny of in r nioic subt '•' 
touches, there w<-re enouuh wise 
ones present to swing the balatice 
in h^r favor. 

The rest of the bill w<'rit along 
without starting ninth of anythintr. 
tlie house being unii-u.atiy chary of 
Mpplause at the lini-.h of the tiiin.s. 
n.i'/<'l >U»ran, who open«^'d. got about 
as uiu( h a.^ any oinj wnli her lunal 



METROPOLITAN. 

There Is a st.*\mp of distinction 
upon this Brooklyn Loe^/ house that 
places It in a niche by Itself In the 
realm of three -a-day. The house 
takes a back seat to none of the 
dark borough theatres. Manager 
(Jeorge Schenck has a theatre of 
Which he can be Justly proud, with 
his large staff of assistants trained 
up to the minute as to tlie handling 
of patrons. 

Monday evening, with the weather 
warm, the attendance filU'd the big 
house to ne.ir rapacity. The Met 
ai»poars to be getting an early 
i-T'fWiii niar>y cc.jrui.of? (*i.it H.t H.fr>. 
with an efni.il number taking tiicir 
places. Miclion Brothers, two boya 
with a sl.ished routine to six min- 
utes, opened the show with three 
coiking tricks that i)laco them In 
the class of big-lime open«'rs. Dave 
and Lillian, colored, lillrd in. due 
to tlie non -.-. i>i;c.':ra!;ce of George 
Moiton. They limited their efforts 
to nine minutes, gainhig most by 
the ;j(rol>;iti<^ dancing of the man. 
They had little dilfiiulty in holding 
uj> the No. 2 spot. 

Chisholtn arul I'.reen. In a rural 
<omedy skit, pro\ided one of the c«x- 
cepfion.illy brifiht niiiiule.>i. Thi.-i 
(oiiple has a \i'hi«'le of consider;. '»!<• 
merit, nicf-ly stag<d and delight - 
lully han<lled. The <li.ilog is full 
of sure-fires that are sent ovir 
without a slii)-up. 

Mabel Harper kidd<Ml her wiy 
along with comedy .'^(in-.^s. t.ilciri'.: 
down several l.iunln with h»r 
.unique comedy. The .M.t i-' .t I.iii^i- 
house for a Kirl with a small \oi(M'. 
but Mis«i H nper m inised t" in ik*- 
lici'.self heuid, with the cl«t\vniri4 



.With the weather breaUing for 
oM^door amusements Monday after- 
noon, i^ie business at this Brooklyn 
house .topped expeqtations, the 
hotuse getting a good, ut^xt for th6 
first performance, both floors hold- 
ing an acceptable quota. A woll- 
acranged medley of patriotic airs by 
the orchestra procured returns, with 
Harrison and Van (New Acts) opttn- 
ing, getting along nicely, Doherty 
and Dixon (New Acts) No. 2 hit a 
responsive chord. 

Ted McLean and Co., with a com- 
edy-dramatic sketch, held the audi- 
ence's attention. The small time ia 
largely devoid of sketches at Ihi.i 
.oieaMon of the year. From the re- 
turns garnered b^' this playlet, the 
advi.sabllity of eliminating th<'ni 
from* the summer bills Is questiun- 
able. The McLean sketch is a 
standard vehicle On the throo-a-day 
and should have little trouble in 
keeping them intcrcisted In any kind 
of weather, 

Weber and Rose (flctitiouii 
names) had patter and songs. Th« 
Idol Dancers, also ma.squeraded un- 
der an assumed name. 

"Post Time," a male quartet, next 
to closing, proved the disappointing 
feature of the bill and waa to be 
moved to an earlier position for 
the evening show. The turn wasi 
using two new members cold Mon- 
day and suffered accordingly, the 
comedy being handed to a Hebr<'W 
comedian who had just been placed 
I., the act and apparently h.id not 
shown his wares to any one before- 
hand. 

Miller, Cuby and Little, a male 
aerohatic trio, closed the show with 
a bang. 



J. 



♦h9 
h.^a 



ILL AND INJURED 

Charle.'i (;ilpln, "The Ilmpcror 
Jon«'H," temporary Indisposition. 

T«'H.>ia Kosta, who recently closed 
with "I'rincess Virtue" / at th« 
Central, has been confined to her 
home for several days with an at- 
tack of ptomaine poisoning. 

James Sweeney, manager 
New Theatre, Port Jervls. N. 
been confined to a local hospital for 
several days with a stomach dis- 
order. It was originally believed 
that he would be forced to unrlergo 
an <»peiation. The trouble cleared 
up. however, without it. He is re- 
covering. 

.limmy Flynn, Fe'vt pitigcrer. 1.^ 
laid up home as a result of an au'o 
•^rni-^Ii -uii oil Columbus CircJo last 
we.k. 

A!i<e Allen Is at the Am'^riean 
Mo>pit;il. t'hii ;igo, taken ihere lor 
in o|)erifion. 

Dolores, who reeently l.-ft "Sally** 
.it the Anistetdam, has been con- 
lined to her home for heveral d.i.v j 
with an alt.ick of tonsililis. jf^ii^ 
All! leave shortly for Lutope. 



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VARIETY 



Friday, June 3, 




BILLS NEXT WEEK (June 6) 



IN VAUDBVILI.B THBATRB8 
foi tht w«ek wltb Monaay matin**. 



wfcryB not otberw(B4> 



(All hcas«i open 
iBdicaied.) 

Tb« billa below ar* crouped in dlvtstona. according to tb* booking ofBcaa tbe> 
tkT9 supplied from. 

The manner id which thes« bills are printed does not dsoote tb* relative 
Importance of acta our their program positions. 

*Uefurs name indicates act is now doing new turn, or reappearing after 
absence from vaudeville, or appoaring to city where listed for tbe first time. 



B. F. KEITH 

ralace Theatre Buiidl.%g. New Turk City 



VKW YORK CITY 

Keith's Palace 

Gus Edwards Rev 
Chic Sale 
Patricola 
••Ped«»strlanl«ni** 
Tvette Rugel 
W & J Mandcl 
Tom Patrlcola Co 
S Bobs 

Keith's Biverslde 
V & B Stanton 
Wm Gaxton Co 
Lillian Shaw 
*Juhn Steele 
Cameron Sis 
S Dennis Rls 
Alice DeOarmo 
(Two to fill) 

Keith's RoT^l 
6&nto8 & Hayes Rev 
Hcrschel Ilenlere 
•Paisley Noon C« 
Dolly Kay 
LaDora & Beekman 
Henry & Moore 
(Others to flll) 

Keith's Albambra 
"Flashes" 
Bensee A Baird 
Helen Ware Co 
Ziegler 8ia 
A & F Stedman 
F & M Brltton 
Mabel Fonda S 
>1oran A Mack 
(One to flll) 

Keith's Colonial 
^Whiting & Bart 
Courtney 81s Co 
Harry Fox Co 
Mabel Burke Ca 
(Others to fill) 

Moss' Broadway 

Glenn & Jenkins 
•Edward Clark 
McDevitt Kelly & Q 
The Frabelles 
J J Morton 
(Others to fill) 

Mass' CoUseans 

Billy Glason 
•Chas Harrison Co 
Chas Mack Co 
(Others to' flll) 

2d half 
Brown A O'Ponnell 
Lorraine & Crwaf'd 
Path Koye 
Willie Solar 
Muldoon FAR 
(One to flll) 

Keith's Fordham 

Kajlyama 
Harry Watson Jr 
Martha Pryor Co 
I>uffy A Mann 
•Nada Muiia 
(One to flll) 

2d half 
Belle Baker • 
LaBUbianita 
Kramer A Boyle 
Chas Harrison Co 
Jack Joyce 
Anderson A Tvel 



Keith's Hamilton 

Wll»y & HartiTian 
Bobby Connelly Co 
Ruth Roye 
I^Bilblanta 
Joe Fanton Ga 
(.One to flll) 

2d half 
Kajlyama 
Duffy A Mana 
Harry Watnon Jr 
Lane A Hendricks 
(Two to fill) 

Keith's Jefferson 

Kranx A White 
Anderson A Burt 
forke A Klsfr 
Greenlee A Drayton 
Frank Terry 
2d halt 
Mel Klee 
Mariraret Padula 
Chas Mack Co 
Maxine Bros A B 
Joe Fanton Co 
(One to flll) 

Moss' Begent 

•Alexander Kids 
Fenton A Fields 
Barl A Sunshine 
(Others to flll) 

2d half 
Billy Qlason 
Allen A Cantor 
Torke A King 
Anderson A Yvel 
(Two to fill) 

Keith's Slst St. 

Joe Howard Rev 

Dorothy Sadler Co 

Bevan & Flint 

Dotfion 

McQrath A Deeds 

Lynch A Zcller 

Keith's H. O. n. 

;:d half (2-6) 
Dave Harris 
•Paisley Noon Co 
Morgan A Gates 
W A M LaVar 
•Violet Carson 
Reddington A Grant 
(Two to flll) 

iBt half (€-8) 
D D H? 
Morley Sts Co 
Howard Smith A B 
Ross A Fobs 
Maria Lo Co 
(Others to flll) 

Id half (9-12) 
Frank Farron 
•Earl A Sunshine 
Dunham A O'Mall'y 
(Others to flll) 

Proctor's ItSth M. 

2d half (2-5) 
■Edwards New'boys 
Mason A Cole 
Cronin A Hart 
Harlequin t 
Maxine Bros A B 
•Wandu Ludlow Co 
(Others to flll) 

Ist half (e-8) 
Walter Pcrcival Co 
Kinney A Shelby 



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(Others to fill) 

2d half (»-12) 
Rappl 

i Casting Mellos 
(Others to flll) 

Proctor's 58th St. 

Roth Kids 
Mason A Cole 
•Mavie Marlow 
Walah Reed A W 
*Miss lolocn 
(Others to fill) 

2d half 
CTutty A Nelson 
•Mathews A B 
The Oomwells 
Welch Mealy A M 
Bobby Fetsom 
Oklahoma 4 
(One to flll) 

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CSieon * Jenkitio 
Mack A Brantley 
Tip Top 4 
(Others to flll) 

1st half (6-8) 
Margaret Toung 
Toney A Norman 
Foley A LaTour 
(Others to flll) 

2d half (9-12) 
8 Bennett Bis 
Tempest A Sunshi'e 
Morluy Sis 
(Others to fill) 

FAB ROCKAWAY, 
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Columbia 

Mel Kice 
Davin A Darnell 
Margaret Padula 
Maxine Bros A B 



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ICdgemont 

Olnrk &. Arni«; roug 
Will Stanton Cu 
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'J Krazy Kids 
(One tu fill) 

:;d half 
Kennc«ly A Kramer 
Austin A Reed 
Ar»Arg-»rft Fuid 
Bernard A Townrs 
Schichtles Ma'ncttes 

CINCINNATI 

Keith's PaUMO 

Frank Shields 
Chains A Lambert 
Weber A Didnor 
5 McLarens 
Olcott A Mary Ann 
McCormack A W 
Tuck A Clare 

CLEVEI^ND 

Hippodrome 

Great Johnson 
Burns A I.oralne 
Lewis A Norton 
Franklin Chas Co 
Leo Beers t 
Bushman A Bayne 



C Cameron Co 
Mathews A Blake'y 
Morgan A iJatea 
(Others to flll) 

2d half (9-12) 
Harry Hayden Co 
Smith A Harper 
(Others to flll) 

JOHNSTOWN 

Mujestio 

(Pittsburgh syh!) 
Ist half 
Marie Sparrow 
Mlmio World 
Anger A Packer 
(Two to fill) 

KNOXVILXJC 

BUoo 

Julian Hall C« 
Jean Boydell 
Ada Jaffe Co 
Kennedy A Martin 
Francis Renault 

2d halt 
Savages 
Sdna Droen 
Kennedy A Rooney 
Bert Fitsgibbons 
Van A Emerson 

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2d half (2-S) 
Walter Percival <3o 
Henry Santrey Co 
Stephens A Brunelle 
Hughes A Nerrit 
T A K O'Mcara 
McGrath A Deeds 
Barbette 

let half (€-8) 
Al K Hall 
(Others to flll) 

2d half (9-12) 
D D H7 
I^eon Varvara 
(Others to fill) 

Proctor's 2Sd St. 

2d half (2-5) 
Jack Osterman 
Mabel Sherman Co 
Henshaw A Avery 
•Verna Mesereau Co 
•Noel Lester 
(Others to flll) 

1st half («-8) 
•Hood A Arthur 
Rappl 

Bernard A Gray 
(Others to flll) 

2d half (9-12) 
Lydia Barry 
•Vic Plant Co 
•C Cameron Co 
•"Moonbeams" 
(Others to flll) 

BROOKLYN 

Keith's Bash wick 

FrlRCO 

Ualletti A Kokin 
Harry Delf 
McKarlane Sis 
Avery A ONell 
Dave Roth 
Ilialto's L«ok 
Burns Bros 
(One to fill) 

Keith's Orpheam 

4 Marx Bros 
Budtridge It C Co 
Bronson A Baldwin 
Palo A Palet 
Chas L Fletcher 
Eddie Ross 
Bud Snyder Co 
(Two to flll) 

Mosa' Flatbush 

Hilton A Norton 
L. A G Archer 
Ren Smith 
Russell A Devitt 
(Two to fill) 
Keith's Boro Park 
Belle Baker 
Miss Juliet 
Kramer A Boyle 
Muldoon FAR 
Andorpon 4» V viil . 
(One to flll) 
2d half 
Nonette 

l>uvls /fe Darn<"11 
Krnnz A- White 
Frank Terry 
(Two to flll) 

Keith's Cireenpoint 

2d half (2-C'> 
T.ydia Harry 
Harry Price 
Mill;ir«l ^ Marlin 
Ballyhoo 3 
(Oih.rs to nil) 

l.Ht half (f,-f> 
I>unham f>c ()Muir> 
«4 C.iHlinK Mrllos 
(Oth.r«» tit fill) 

2«1 half (9-12) 
Jo*» l)ar<y 
Kojoy Hi r^»Tf>ur 
(Otlurs to till* 

Keith's Prosprtt 

. . 2d lialf (2-ft) . . 
n.utnKUi A Wilfv 
Marland Dixon To 



(Two to fill) 
2d halt 
Miss Juliet 
Kddie Foy Co 
Demarest A C 
Qrcenlee A Drayton 
(Two to flll) 

CONEY I8I^\ND 

Brichton 
Santley A B Rev 
Clayton A Edwards 
Nat Nazarro Co 
Yvctlo Co 
H A A Seymour 
Robbie Gordons 
(Two to flll) 

Henderson's 

Harry Conley Co 
Jean Granese Co 
JAB Morgan 
Marlon Harris C^ 
Roll A Royce 
Dixon Lynch A D 
T A K O'Meara 
Rome A Gaut 
4 Ortons 

ALLENTOWN, PA. 

Orplieum 

Frank Gould 
Lanigan A Haney 
Hanky Panky 
(Two to flll) 
2d half 
Chas Ledcgar 
Bert Leighton 
Scanlon D Bros A S 
Adroit Bros 
(One to fill) 

ATLANTA, CA. 

Lyric 

(Birijiingham split) 

1st half 
Foster A Dog 
Marion Davis 
Geo Rosenor 
I'rlmroae Semon Co 

BALTIMORE 

Maryland 

Florence Moore Co 
The Herberts 
BIkins Fay A ■ 
Hymack 
3 Beimonts 
Princeton A Watson 



Stan Stanley Ck> 
Mile Nana 

COLUMBIA 

Colombia 

(Charleston split) 

Ist half 
The Mitchells 
Gilbert Bis 
Sam Liebert Co 
Rudell A Dunigan 
Kelly LaTell Co 

DETROIT 

Temple 

DeHaven A Nice 
Lillian's Dogs 
Henri Scott 
Page Hack A M 
Jack Conway Co 
Reed A Tucker 
Glad Moffatt 
Ramsdell A Deyo 

E ASTON. PA. 
Able O. H. 



MaJcaUe 

Harry Watkina 
Francis A Hume 
Lightncr A A Rev 
Frosinl 
Samsted A Marion 

2d half 
Jack Lavier 
4 Bell Hops 
Joe Towle 
(Two to flll) 

LOUISVILLE, KT. 

Keith's National 

(Nashville split) 
1st half 
Wolton A Marshall 
Klass A Brilliant 
Ashley A Dorney 
Kara Co 

LOWELL 
B. F. Keith's 

Oaig Campbell 
Unusual 2 
Beatrice Doan 



2d half (2-() 
Harry Haydtn Co 
Harry Ddf 

3 D^'nniH Sis 
•Briscoe fii Rauh 
"Flash* »" 

Jack Hanloy 

4 Ciinlinn,' Mt'-llos 

Itit half (ti-b) 
Lydia Barry 
Sylvia Loyal Co 
(Others to flll) 

2d half (9-12) 
Al K Hall Co 
Toney A Norman 
Maria Lo Co 
Wrt<y Knyacs - 
(Others to flll) 

NEW ORLEANS 
Palaee ' 

(Mobile split) 
1st half 
Billy Rogers 
Angel A Fuller 
Clayton Drew Co 
Howard A Sadler 
Kremka Bros 

NORFOLK, VA. 

Aeadeiny 

(Richmond split) 
Ist half 
Saukins A Silvers 
Sheldon A Daily 
Gray A Byron 
(Two to flll) 

PATEB80N 
Majestic 

Dave Johnson 
JAB Page 
Maude Rockwell Co 
Marshall A Watts 
Nestor A Vincent 

2d half 
GAL Garden 
Stanley A Olsen 
Maxwell 6 
Hughes A Merritt 
Sylvia. Mora 
Reckless 2 

PHII^^DELPHIA 

B. F. Keith's 

Royal Gascoygnes 
3 Kcgals 
Althea Lucas Co 
Watson Sisters 
Colcy A Jaxon 
Wm Seabury Co 
Ames A Winthrop 
Zuhn A Dries 
Herbert A Dare 
Walsh A Edwards 

Keystone 

The Bradnaa 
Gruelt Kramer A G 
Lehr A B«>il 
Little Cinderella 
(One to fill) 

William Penn 

Kennedy A Kramer 
Austin A Reed 
Margaret Ford 
Bernard A Townes 
Schichtles Ma'neites 

2d half 
Lambert A Phillips 
Qttlxie 4 
Will Stanton Co 
(Two to flll) 

PITTSBURGH 

Davia 

I^wton 

Cooper A Lacy 
Larry Harkins Co 
Lydell A Macy 
Ruby Norton 
"For Pltys Sake" 
Pio Lewis 
Martin A Moore 

Sheridan Sq. 

(Johnstown split) 
1st half 
Herskind 
Brown A DeMont 
Venetian Five 
Babcock A Dolly 



NEW HEADQUARTERS 

GEO. CHOOS 

110 WEST 47th ST., NEW YORK CITY. 
Phone BRYANT 7995. 



John S Blondy 
PORTLAND, MEL 

B. F. Keith's 

Sig Friscoo 
Jordan Girls 
Peak's Blockheads 
Oilfoyle A Lange 
Will Mahoney 
Adaniii A Barnett 

QUEBEC, CAN. 

Audltorhun 

Lewis Leo 
Pierce A Goff 
Kiutings' Animals 
Walters A Walters 

Eijcs Frazcrr 

BKL\DING, PA. 

Majestic 

H A K Kelly 
'•Tango Shoes" 
Nathane Bros 
(Two to flll) 

2d half 
"Dummies" 
Gene Metcalf 
(Others to fill) 

KICHMOND, \'A. 

Lyric 

(Norfolk spilt) 
iBt half 
Tex Ellis 
Denny A Barry 
(Others to flll) 
ROANOKE, Va. 

Raanoka 

Jean A Klsie 
Nord A Belmont 
Meadow Br'k Lane 
Col Jack George 
Paul Levan A M 

2d half 
Carlton A Tate 
Carlisle A Lamal 
Chas Rogers Co 
Joe Rolley Co 
The Theodores 

SAVANNAH, OA. 

BIJoa 

(Jacksonville split) 

1st half 
Musical Johnstons 
Rome A Wager 
Bob Ferns Co 
Bert Lewis 
Higgina A Bates 

SYR.%CUSE 
B. F. Keith'a 

Felix A Fisher 
Craig A Holtsworth 
Thos B Shea Co 
Pilcer A Douglass 
Geo McFariane 
Wm Kent Co 
Van Hoven 
Evelyn DeLyon Co 

TORONTO 

Hippodrome 
Roy Harrah Co 
Laura Lee 

Elly 

TROY, N. Y. 

Proctor's 

Joe De Ller 
Goldie A Thome 
Frank Wilcox Co 
Arnold A Lambert - 
8 Blue Devils 

2d half 
The Dorans 
Mabel Sherman Co 
John T Ray Co 
Edwards 3 
Fmk's Mules 

WASHINGTON 
B. F. Keith'a 

The Geiiis 
Whipple Houst'n Co 
Vinie Daly Co 
Solly Ward Co 
Harland Dixon 
Frank Gaby 
Maila A Burt 



Co 



POLI'S CIRCUIT 



Chas Ledegar 
Bert Leighton 
"Who's My Wife" 
Scanlon D Bros A 8 
Adroit Bros 

2d halt 
Frank Gould 
Lanigan A Haney 
Hanky I'anky 
(Two to flll) 

HARRISB'RO, PA. 

"Dummies" 
G#»ne Metcalf 
(Others to flll) 

2d half 
H A K Kelly 
"Tango Shoes" 
Nathane Bros 
(Two to fill) 

HOLYOKR, MASS. 
Monntain Park 



Dance Fantasies 
Archer A Beiford 
Kane A Herman 
Cook A Oatman 

MOBILE, ALA. 

Lyric 

(New Orleans split) 

1st half 
Cross A Santoro 
Alfred Latell Co 
Graves A DeMonde 
Clara Howard 
Dawson Sis Co 

MONTREAL 

Princess 

(Sunday opening) 
Little Josie 
Hughes 2 
Cunningham A B 
Bits A Pieces 
Bedford A W 



BRIDGEPORT 
PoU's 

Chief Tendehoa 
Cooper A Lane 
Dance Creation 
Bob Hall 
Big Jim 

2d half 
Stanley A Caffrey 
Valda Co 
Lillian Bernard 
Musical Bits 
(One to flll) 

HARTFORD 

Capitol 

Harry Lamore 
Klaiss A Calvin 
Valdo Co 

Demarest A Collette 
"Inspiration Dr'm" 

2d half 
Geo Akron 
Wilson A Kelly 
Annabelle 
Duval A Little 
Benson A Faber Co 

NEW HAV£N 

RUo*"^ 

John Le Clair 
Freda Held Co 
The Chapins 



CHICAGO BOSTON new YORK 

DANNY DVACNPORT OFFICES 

MICKEY CURRAN, Manager 

Artists' Representatives. our Acta Alwavs Working 

(Romax Bidg.) ' Suite 215. Phone: BRYANT 



245 WE.ST 47th HTKEKT 



Jay Vol is Co 

UIKMINGHAM 

Lyric 

(Atlanta split) 
Ist half 
3 Blighty Girls 
Hetty Washington 
Old lilack Joc'land 
Li-iKiitons 
I'ottcr A Ilartwill 

BOSTON 

It. F. Keitli'fl 

Marshal Mont^jo't^ry 
Uripht A l>ictr!«h 
l'*ranlc Dnbson ("o 
(Ulhcrs to fill) 

(IIAIII.KSTON.S.C. 

\ irtnria 

(r<,luuil>ia Fi'lll) 
iHt half 
I>alla>i WalK. r 
I>«-tiny A Kitig 
llazfl (ir«^«n « "o 
t'dfTDian K- «*arol 
Will Ac HloriOy 



,. BUSHMAN'S 

Frank XprrNH)nn<) — No. 7. 
"The love of a real woman i.«« of far 
mure value than tbe wealth of a nation." 



Cornel! L«">nls A Z 
(.'!'-»nton A Roor«y 
Milton I'oiiock Co 
h:<lward» 3 
Harry Cooper 
Fink's Mulf^H 
2d half 
Inhikawa Japs 
Ryan A Ryan 
Joe Dt'Licr 
Frank Wilcox Co 
Win Kbs 
2 Littlo Pals 

JACKSONVILLE 

Arcade 

(.''avannah split) 
1st h.ilf 
Kato A Wiky 
Mason .C- Shaw 
l>(i|<'o Sis 
Mowiiian Hros 
J'lu) Rials 

.M.R.SKY ( ITV. N.J. 
II. F. KellirH 

i:d half {2-.".)' 
T.o'H lUiim tt Co 
Marry Brti n 
Howard Smith A H 
Maria Lo Co 
I'.rrnard A Ferris 
(Othtrs to Mil) 

iKt half (6 tt) 
Vic Piant Co 



MT. VERNON, N.Y. 
Pr««;*«r's 

2d half (2-5) 
Crane Wilbur Co 
Tonoy A Norman 
Dunham A O'Mal'y 
Mcintosh A Maids 
3 Bobs 
(Others to fill) 

iMt half (6-N) 
Valerio Born* re Cw 
.Mary Haynos 
l-'ord .Shcchan A F 
I.oon Varvara 
2 Hi nnctt Sis 
(OlhfTB to nil) 

2(1 h.ilf (9-12) 
Waltrr I'orrival Co 
Marjcarrt Young 
H<nry Si»nfr»v Co 
lUrniird A (Jary 

(oth.TH ti) nil) 

NASHVILLE 

rriiK-cNS 

( l.ouisvillo t plit ) 
Ist half 
i'arn<y A Rose 
Alexandria 
II .t P Oakcs 
Juno Mills 
•yf V Llvrly" 
NEWARK. N. J. 
Praetor's 



T>oyle A MascQ 
l.te 4. C-uOKtgn 
Benson A Fabtr Co 

2(1 half 
Tokio MuratI 
Cook A Hamilton 
Molodics A Steps 
(Others to flll) 

Palace 

Turn«r Bros 
.*5tanlf>y A Caffroy 
•foo Mrrnanl Co 
T.illlan Hcriiard 
Mubical r.its 

'^ 2d half 

"Pwo«.t Swcttics' 

Itob Mali 

BiK' Jim 

(.Two :n fi:!) '" 



8CRANTON, PA. 
PoU's 

(Wilkes-B'rre split) 

1st half 
The HennlDgs 
Fred Allen 
Toto 

Hazel Crosby Co 
3 Nlghtons 

SPR-Gl-LD. MASS. 

Palaca 

Gardnor A Aubrey 
Cook A Hamilton 
Robt Rcilly Co 
Norwood A Hall 
Eva Shirley Co 

2d half 
A A G Falls 
Williams A West 
"Profiteering" 
Alton A Allen 
Dance Creation 

I W.iTERBl'RY 
PoU'a 

Geo Akron 
WHliams A West 
Melodies A .Steps 
Alton A Allen 
"Sweet Sweeties" 

2d half 
Henry Lamore 
Klajss A CaLvin 
Robert Roilly Co 
Coopor A Lane 
The Chapins 

WILKS-BRE, PA. 

PoU's 

(Scranton i>plit) 
Ist half 
2 Rtrnarda 
Jennings A Dcrman 
Rathhournn 4 
M'Farlaiul A Palace 
Cainille 3 

n'KC'ST'R, MASS. 

Poll's 

A A r. Falls 
('has Tobias 
Wilson A Kr-lly 
"I'rontecrinK"' 
Duval A Little 
Annab»iie 

2(1 half 
Chlrf T.ndehoa 
Doyi'^ A Magfo 
T.oo & Cranston 
Vorxvon.l A Hall 
Kv.i .'^liirNy Co 
<»ino to nil) 



M'Corm'ck A Irving 
Cahill A Remains 
Princess Ju (juan T 

BROCKT'N. MASS. 

Strand 

Sutter A Dell 
Ernie A Ernie 
Lynn A Howland 
4 Harmony Kings 

2d half 
Big Three 
Tonie Grey Co 
Nestor A Haynes 
Llbby A Sparrow 

LEWISTON. ME. 

Muttic Half 

Elvia 

Meyers A Caverly 
James Kennedy Co 
Hall A West 
Leavere A Collins 

2d half 
Victoria 

Haggerty A Gordon 
Boudlnl 



Pletro 

Eugene A Finney> 
LYNN, MASS. 
Gordon's Olympic 
Jonts A Johnson 
Frances Dougherty 
Pag«; A C;r«'y 
Libby A Sparrow 

2d half 
Helena Jarliiey 
Moore A Fieldn 
Spencer A Wiliiama 
Smith 3 

M'NCH'STER, N.H, 

Palaea 

The V.rrvU}e0. 
Big Three 
Foley A O'Nell 
Ppencer A William* 
Madam Ellis 
2d half 
Claymode 
Gardner A Auddcjl 
Madam Ellis 
Lynn A Howland 
4 Harmony Klnga 



E. HSMMBNDINGEK. Ina. 

PLATINUM ni AMONDS "EHOOELIlia 
JEWELRY *'»'^*^^*^*^«'REMOUIiTlll« 
Tsl. VH Jehs 4S JOHN 8T. Ns« Vsrk eily 



CHICAGO B. F. KEITH 

Yandeville Eschaoge, Cliicaga 



DAYTON, O. 

Strand 

Marcclle Hardy 
"Now and Then" 
Barry A Leighton 
Monroe Bros 
(One to 1111) 

2d half 
Follis A LeRoy 
Aurora Co 
Nelson A Houston 
Brown G'dner A Q 
(One to fill) 

O. R.\PIDS, MICH. 

Bromona Park 

Willie Hale A Bro 
Mullen A Francis 
Virginia I^ee Corbin 
Clayton A Jennie 
Farrell A Carle 

INDIANAPOLIS 

B. F. Keith's 

Follis A LeRoy 
Aurora Co 
Neal Abel 



Knight's Rooster* 
Princess Kala< ta 
Stuart A Lawrenca 
Dora Hilton 
2 Hick^-y Bovs 
"Carnival Vie'nna'^ 

LOt'ISVILLB 
Foant'n Ferry Park 

Doyle A Elaine 
"Four of Us " 
Jantten Co 
(Two to fill) 

RICHMOND. IND. 

Marray 

Brown Gardner A B 
Johnson Baker A f 
(Two to fill) , 
2d half 
Neal Abel 
"Rising trneratiou*^ 
(Two to fill) 

TOLEDO, O, 

B. F. Keith'a 

Johnny Keane 



BUSHMAN'S 

Frank Xpresslons— No. S. 

"We start life anew when we learn th* 
human truths of charity." 



(Two to fill) 

2d half 
Johnson Baker A J 
Johnny Keane 
Courtney A Irwin 
Kahne A Boone 
DeWitt Burns A D 

LANSING, MICH. 
Strand 



Courtney A Irwlu 
Nelson A Huston 
"Rising Gener'tiott^ 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Monroe Bros 
Marcelle HardT 
"Now and Then** 
Barry A Leighton 
(One to fill) 



OEPHEUM CIECUIT 

Palace Theatre BuUdlnr. New York atjr 



CHICAGO 

Majestle 

McConnell Sisters 
Gene Greene 
Bobby O'Nell Co 
Holmes A La Vera 
Bessie Browning 
BAB Wlteeler 
"Janet of France" 
Gordon's Circus 

Palace 

Jack Norworth 
Williams A Wolfus 
Jas C Morton Co 
Bailey A Cowan 
Janet Adair 
Clark A Verdie 
Ben Harney 



MILWAVKEB 

Palare 

Ailfen Stanley Ca 
Edith ClifTord 
Jinimy Lucas Co 
Moss A Frye 
Anderson A Grave* 
3 Mellos 

Mc Lei Ian A CarsoA 
Otto A Sheridan 
OAKL.4ND 
Orplieum 
Rae Samuels 
Hugh Herl>ert Co 
Sidney Grant 
Texas Walker 
Vera Berllnger 
Morton A Gias* 



BOB 



CABRIB 



AUSTIN and ALLEN 

"BROADWAY TO THE ORrENT" 



BOSTON B. F. KEITH 

ViindfYille F\« liangi'. Bonton 
H<»STON I P.arb. '.tr^ 

Boston |i'ini, A: V. riion 



HICK 



YORK and KING 



ROSE 



Worden Bros 

State-Lake 

Victor Moore Co 
Bobbe A Nelson 
Hart Sisters 
Bobby La Salle 
Nat Nazarro Jr Co 
Conlin A Glass 
Gordon A Delmar 
Oscar Mirano 3 
Ash A Hyams 

DENVEB 
Orpheam 

(Sunday opening) 
Alan Brooks Co 
E A B Conrad 
Daisy NellLs 
Ned Norworth Co 
Bronson A Edward 
Grant Gardner 
Samsone A Delila 

EDMONTON, CAN. 
Orplieum 

(Same bill plays 

Calgary 9-11) 
"Trip to Hitland" 
Wilfred Clnrk Co 
Earl MtCullough 
Barry A Whitlodgo 
Franrr-n A Konnidy 
'M.iii Tork si I'HtgH ' 
The Rf'clors 

IJNCOLN, NEB. 



PORTLAND, OEJb 

Orpheam 

"On Fifth Ave" 
Frances Kennedy 
Frank Brown 
Donovan A Lee 
Norton A Nicholnotf 
I'ielert A Scofieid 

SALT I^KB 

Ori>heam 

Blossom Keeley C* 

Buddy Walton 

"Fail of Eve" . 

Joe Browning 

Mijaries 

El lHy Sisters 

«%N FRANCISCO 

Orpheam 

June Elvidge Co 
Marmein Sis A S 
Butlrr A Parker 
Connolly A Francis 
Fampson A Dougiatf 
Mantcll Co 
Singer's Midgpts 

SEATTLE 

Orplieunn 
Trixle Friganza 
Matthews A Ayre* 
Braillry A Ardine 
Koifrtj i'i.\iKe 
■•.•Summertime" 
Van Hum A Ine« 
Homer Romalne 



Prrs'^nt 
"The Old Family Tin Type" 

BOOKED SOLID ON KEITH'S TIME 



Orplieum 

Franklyu .\r<l. 11 To 
D'nhiu \- WilliniuH 
I'mspfr A Mortt 
I.nrry <onur 
4 iIusFips 
Sribini A NaKfl 
Lolya Adltr t.'o 

LOS \N(.Kr,ES 

Orplieum 

Geo JiHftl lit \ ue 
The LanKdons 
Ir«^ne Franklin 
G»:o T«'oiiian 
N(W.-ll A Mo.-t 
WInton BroH 
Frank Dp Vo* 
Hlbb.tt A H^alle 



V.ANCOtVER, B.C. 

Orplieum 

"Bubbl. « ' 
M«;vill.> A Rule 
F«arl».<^K Cr Dora 
Vnung A- Whoel»T 
Wilfn.J DuHois 
Kitn»r A H«ant.y 
l;ii;y Miliar Co 

WINMPFXi 

Ori>l>fum 

Pdodi J<t Nina 
Kdw.Tr«l Mari^hall 
Byron A Haig 
lJ<o A Moore . , 
Thos A WiMO v 

Alice Lloyd 

MB Jk titkittU* 



:<?;< 



MAY and HILL 

Now with Doraldlna'M Roiiil Show 
IIOKWITZ — KUACS 




ylSay, June 3, 1*21 



VARIETY 



25 




I WESTEBN VAUDEVILLE 

L^lAke Tbe*ir0 IBvUdioc, Chlmfo 
^UBVIIXB^IIX. OMAHA. VEB. 



^Asliliivion 

B«nn»ngton A Bcott 
Haydcn O & R 
SniKJen Bird" 

3d half 

MAlMtle 
ytory * Clark 
lo« lAorl* Jr 
llArt Bros 

krthur Terry 
-Golden Bird* 
|0M to OH) 
QKjilTBAUA. IIX. 

OnuMi 

B«orff« Wichman 
pandy * Fields 
[^ Pean Oirla 

CBlCAtiO 



EinpF^M 
Frlnca Nal Tal T&l 
Arthur Abbott Co 
Paul Klrkland 
Cajneo Glrla 

Sd half 
B Keller Chuma 
Copper City 4 
Weiser A Reiser 
W'llbat Troupt) 

QI7INCT. IIX. 

Orphfi^ni. . . 

Green & Dean 
A Diaa Monks 
(One to fill) 
2d half 
Kitty Thomas 
Bill Robinson 
Golden Troupo 

BACINE. WIS. 

Rlalto 



BUSHMAN'S 

prMik Xpr««sloii» — No. 9. 

"Blessed is he who cau put himself in 
^« other ffclloWs shoes and see his view 
if life." 



Kedsle 
Kress ft. Avers 
Braes Doro 
PMnlet ft Merrill 
IT J Ward Co 
Berman & Shirley 

lil half 
Blgelow ft Clinton 
Eiaka 

lack Russell Co 
rom Smith Co 
Bverctta Circus 

PES MOINES. lA. 

Majestic 
Payne Children 
Dopper City 4 
Uoyd ft Goods 
VrUbat Troupo 

2d half 
Ifarray K Hill 
Denxmore Sla & H 
iTwo to fill) 

ELGIN. ILL. 

Rlalto 

Doslar ft Lusby 
leanette Childs 
Rvy ft Arthur 



"Golden Bird" 
Sylvester Family 
Nick Hufford 
'30 Pink Toes" 

3d half 
Fulton ft Burt 
Virginia L.ee Corbin 
Powers ft Wallace 

BOC KFORD, ILL. 

Palace 

Paul Nolan Co 
Ucck & Stlllwell 
C Blackwell Co 
Al Beatty ft Kvelyn 
Burton ft Dyer 
Murray Griff 
2d half 
Margaurete ft A 
Jeanette Childs 
H Finn ft T Sawyer 
••DistrUt School" 
Joe Laurie Jr 
Clifford Wayne 3 

ST. LOUIS 

Columbia 

Waiinan At Kerry 
GibBon ft Betty 
Jack Ruspell Co 



Adrian 
Tid lilta 

IJMs«la Sq. 
Al Ubb/ 
GayaeU A Mack 
Tlm«l7 Revue 
Howard ft Lrtfwia 
Noriaan ft Jeanette 

2(1 half 
Ed GlnKress Co 
DuTlel ft Covey 
JohnHon Cole A O 
Yorke ft Maybelle 

Orc«ley S<I. 

Phinna Bros 
Boyd ft Kinv 
B Kelly Forrest 
CrtTdo & Noll 
Cooper ft Ricardo 
Blue Cloud ft W 

2d half 
Norman ft Jeanette 
Fh> Rlnr 
Kerr & Ensign 
Terminal 4 
Romas Troupe 

Delaacey St. 

Pedrlck A Dt\vr9 
Vtollnskl 

Johnson Cole ft Q 
Geo Morton 
Krfords Whirl 

2d half 
Al Libby 
T ft A Carter 
Hood ft Arthur 
B}ue Cloud ft W 
Jimmy Reynolds 
Mystic Hanson 8 

Nattoaal 

Richard Wally Co 
Mae Marvin 
Chisholm ft Bref>n 
Harry Welsh Co 
Tid Bits 

2d half 



BALTIMORC 

Hippodrome 

Francis Wilson 
Benn L<inn 
Lyle & Emersoo 
Kee Tom 4 
Barnold's Dogs 

TORONTO 

Loew 

Jack Gregory Co 
Murphy & I^ckmar 
Dave idanley 
Martha Russell Co 
BartUtt Emith ft S 
Gypsy 3 

BIRMINGHAM 

Bijon 

Sullivan A Mack 
Rita Hhirley 
Burke ft Burke 
Frank Juhas Co 
Royal Trio 

2d half 
Hip Raymond 
a ft K King 
Jimmy Rosen Co 
8nbel ft Weber 
"Mixtures' 

BOSTON 

Orpheam 

C;aby Bros 
2 White Steppers 
Fred Weber Co 
Ivester Bernard Co 
L« Van ft De Vine 
Lieut Thetlon Co 

2d iialf 
De Pierre 3 
Rowlen ft Gilman 
Rudinoft 

Josephine Harmon 
Al JSspe Co 

CHICAGO 



aac 



HOLMES and WELLS 

with Geo. Jessel's '*Troablea of 1920** 
ORPHEUM. DENVER. JUNE 13. 



Pedrlck & De Vera 

(One to fill) 

UOLVOKE, MASS. 

I^oew 

Collins ft Dunbar 
Lynn Cantor 
Jean Gordon Co 
Fox ft Barton* 
Johnny Clark Co 

2d half 
3 Martells 
I^oyd ft King 
Murray ft Lane 
Harry West Co 
6 Royal Husaars 



DENTIST 

McVIGKER'S THEATRE OLt>0. 

Dr. M. G. CARY 

CHICAGO 
Special Bates to the Frofeaaloa. 



Rita Shirley 
Burke ft Burke 
Frank Juhax Co 
Royal 3 

NEW OBLEANS 

Oeacent 

Ftuts Broa 
Reed ft Luccy 
Geo Randall Co 
Ferro ft Coulter 
Stone ft Moyer Bia 

2d half 
Marco Co 
Allen ft Moore 
Hamilton Walton 



Howard ft Hoffman 
Ke^al ft Mack 
Mills ft Moulton 
Olseaon's ft H'lihan 

2d half 
Wilbur ft Girlie 
Roee ft Thorn 
Dae ft Neville 
Brady A Mahoney 
Fred La Reine Co 



If yoa wish Eoropean Bnracements 

CHARLES BORNHAUPT 

I*o8t« Beatante, Bmsaala 



BILLY GLASON 

On next to closing. The class, the hit, 
the applause and laughter winner of his 
bill.— JACK LAIT, Palace, Chicago 

Next to closing Moss' Broadway, Now 
(May 30). 



Taylor ft Frances 
Brosius ft Brown 

2d half 
Frazler ft Peck 
Hart Wagner ft B 
BALESB€BO. ILL. Han Holt Co 



2d half 
Btory ft Clark 
Nick Hufford 
"SO Pink Toes 



Orpheam 

Bill Robinson 
Elolden Troupe 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Breen ft Dean 
K Dlaa Monks 
tone te fill) 

GRANITE CITY, 
ILL. 

Waahljigton 

Rayden G ft R 
Arthur Terry 
2d half 
Joe Brennan 
Johnson ft Parson 

KANSAS CITY 

Globe 

Bolger Brothera 
Bessie Clifton 
Olive ft Mack 
Peggy Vincent Co 
Choy Ling Hee Tr 



•The Volunteers" 
Doll Frolics 

Grand 

Collins ft Hill 
Nalo & Rizzo 
Watslka ft D'study 
Redmond ft Wells 
Clifford ft Johnston 
Crandalls Clrcua 
Lillian Walker 
Murphy ft White 
Hedley Trio 
Hamilton Skydome 
Joe Melvin 
Jewell ft Raymond 
Hart Wagner ft E 
Dan Holt Co 

2d half 

Harry Tsuda 
Walman & Berry 
Hayden G ft R 
Hubert Dyer Co 

SAUNA, KAN. 



MEDELON and PAULA 

MILLER SISTERS 

ACT ARRANGED AND PRODUCED BT 
CHANDOS HWEET 

14(!2 Broadway, Suite 801. Bryant 6929. 



2d half 
Paul Klrkland 
Wild ft Sedalia 

Fickle Frolics 
Hill ft Crest 
Princs Nal Tal Tal 

LINCOLN, NEB. 

Liberty 
Wild ft Sedalia 
Fickle Frolics 

2d half 
Arthur Abbott Co 
Cameo Girls 

MADISON, WIS. 
Orphfum 

MafRurete & A 
H Finn ft T Sawyer 
"Piptrict School • 
Hellam A Odare 
Clifford Wayne S 

2d half 
Paul Nolan Co 
Beck ft Stillwell 
Murray Girln 
C Blackwell Co 
Burton ft Dyey 
Pylvester Family 

MASON CITY, lA. 
Cecil 

E Keller A Chums 
Wclfwr A Reeser 
Dannv^ Simons 
:.,.' .'20 bajf 
I'ayne childr*. n 
A Haston Co 
(One to fill) 



Grand 

George Wichman 
Juhn»on ft Parsons 
Belle ft Benson 
Rsbbins Rollo ft R 
(One to fill) 
SO. BEND, IND. 

Orpheum 
Hodgf'S Co 
TOPBKA. KAN. 

NoTcIty 

C A H Polly 
Johnny Raymond 
LaPctiie Jennie 
Joe Jenny 3 
MeT..Hinn Hawaiians 

2d half 
Bolger Brothers 
Peggy Vincent Co 
Olive ft Mack 
Bessie Clifton 
Choy Ling Hee Tr 

WICHITA, KAN. 

Prlncesa 

Snell A Vernon 
Walch ft Rand 
Isnbelle Miller Co 
Moore A Shy 
Three Lees 

?d half 
C A H Polly 
Johnny Raymond 
T.aF' titei Jerir.ie 
Joe J«^nny 3 
MeLains Hawaiians ', 



King Bros 
Keefe ft Lillian 
Chapman A Ring 
F.crt Walton 
Royal Harmony 5 

Orpbcam 

Riohard Wally Co 
Mac Marvin 
Chisholm ft Breen 
Harry Welch Co 
Tid Bits 

2d half 
Kramer & Paterson 
Arthur Lloyd 
Cardo ft Noll 
Cooper A Ricardo 
Elizabeth Salt! Co 

Boulevard 

Kramer ft Paterson 
Chas Martin 
Kerr A Ensign 
Bryant A Stewart 
Frldkin Troupe 

2d half 
Evelyn Phillips 
O 3 Gordon Co 
Fox A Barton 
4 Jaxks A A Queen 
(One to fill) 

A venae B 

Russell ft Russell 
Curtis A Fitzgerald 
Henshaw A Avery 
Clark 8 Hawaiians 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Narta Norraine 
A Modern Diana 
Murphy ft Hewitt 
Sig Franz Co ' 

BROOKLYN 

Metropolitan 

Lew Hoffman 
Cortez A Ryan 
Swartz A Clifford 
Romas Troupe 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
Grace Ayres ft Bro 
Harry White 
Foster ft 9eamon 
Overseas Rev 

Fulton 

King Bros 
T A A Carter 
O S Gordon Co 
Jiinmy Reynolds 

2d half 
Horgalis 3 
Lynn Cantor * 
Chisholm ft Breen 
Geo Morton 
2 Ladellas 

Palare 

Xada Norraine 
Warden ft Doncourt 
Burt ft Walton 
4 Fantinos 

2d half 



McVlcker'a 

Wiliie Karbe 
Dell ft Ray 
I^yndall Laurel] Co 
Babe La Tour Co 
Grazer A I>awlor 
(One to fill) 

CLEVELAND 

Liberty 

Geo W Moore 
Ector ft Dena 
Armstrong ft D'ney 
Rucker A Winfred 
"Whirl of Variety" 

DALLAS. TEX. 

JeflTerson 

Casson Bros 
Lindsay ft Hazel 
Cozy Revue 
Moher ft Eldridge 
Cat land 

2d half 
Dealbert A Morton 
J A E Arnold 
Link A PhlUipa 
Chas Gibbs 
Rubetown Follies 

DAYTON 

Dayton 

M'Connell ft Austin 
Harry Sykes 
3 Xenna Sisters 
Callahan ft Bliss 
J ft I Marl In 
2d half 
2 Daveya 
Beulah Pearl 
Harry Mason Co 
Freddy Silver ft F 
Skelly ft Heit Rev 

DETKOIT 

CTolonlal 

Ed Hill 

Sherman ft Pierce 
Maletta Benconi Co 
Race A Edge 
Pcp-o-Mint Revue 

FALL BIVEK 

Loew 

De Pierre 3 
Miner A Evans 
liudlnoft 

Josephine Harmon 
Al Espe Co 

2d half 
2 White Steppers 
Fred Weber Co 
Lester Bernard Co 
Le Van ft De Vine 
Gaby Bros 

FRESNO, CAL. 

Hippodrome 

Weston ft Marion 
Brennan ft Murley 
"Let's Go* 
Craig ft Catto 
Gray ft Graham 



HOUSTON 
Princeaa 

Work ft Mack 
Fein ft Tennyson 
Connors ft Boyne 
Waters H'pkns & C 
6 Musical Buds 

2d half 
Stuts Bros 
Reed ft Lucey 
Ceo Randall Co 
Ferro A Coulter 
Stone A Moyer Sis 

KANSAS CITY 

Garden 

O'Neil Siuleis 
Walsh ft Bentley 
••W*jek F*m Today" 
Walter Kauffman 
Skating Macks 

2d half 
I.es Perreltos 
Long ft Perry 
Danny 

Will J Evana 
Jones Family 

KNOXVILLE 

Loew 

Flying Howards 
Zolar A Knox 
Ward A Wilson 
(One to fill) 

2d half 
"The Crisis" 
Duell ft Woody 
T^one Star 4 
(One to fill) 

LONDON, CAN. 

Loew 

Reese ft Edwards 
Kane A Chldlow 
Jack Martin 3 

2d half 
Les Arados 
Follette Pearl A W 
Nancy Boyer Co 



Gordon ft Healy 
Casting. Lloyds 

OAKIJkND. CAL. 

SUte 
N A 8 Kellogg 
McKeo ft Day 
Cantor's Minstrels 
Marstou ft Manley 
Horl ft Nagaml 

2d half 
Frank Hartley 
Play ft Castleton 
W B Morris Co 
Van ft Vernon 
Sherman Van A H 

OKLAHOMA CITY 

Liberty 

Peters ft Le Buff 
Gordon 2 
"Straight" 
Evans Mero ft K 
Downing ft B 81s 

2d half 
Jean ft Valjean 
Robinson ft Pierce 
W-Alter Fenner Co 
Anger ft Adelon 
Lola Brava Co 

OTTAWA 

Loew 

Wanda ft Seals 
Ethel Levy S 
Towns'd Wilbur Co 
Wells Virginia ft W 
Dance Originalities 

PASADENA, CAL. 

Jenaen 

(6-6) 
Cliff Bailey t 
Hodge ft Lowell 
Burton ft Rhea 
M'C'm'k ft Winchlll 
Stepping Stone Rev 

(8-9) 
Marvelous De Onzos 



SAN FRANCISCO 

Casino 

(Sunday opening) 
Lockh'rdt ft I>addle 
Nell O'Connoll 
Eldridge B ft D 
Texas Comedy 4 
Ling A LcT-cr 
Hippodrome 

(Sunday opening) 
Paula 

Clay ft Robinson 
D'b'ge ft Gremmer 
Mahoney ft Ceelia 
"Mne O'clock" 

Wlfwam 

Herman A Brgotti 
Charlotte Worth 
Travato 
Robinson's Baboons 

2d half 
Jack ft Foria 
Raines ft Avey 
Emmet t Ryan Co 
Monte ft Lyons 



SAN JOSR, CAL. 

Hippodrome 

Jack & Foris 
Ttaines ft Avey 
Emmett Ryan Co 
Monte A Lyons 
Russo Tels ft R 

2d half 
Herman ft Ergottl 
Charlotte Worth 
E ft G Parka 
Travato • 
Robinson's Baboons 

STOCKTON, CAL. 

State 

Frank Hartley 
Play ft CaMlleton 
Wra E Morris Co 
Van A Vernon 
Sherman Van ft H 

2d half 
Rollo ft Mulroy 
Helena Vincent 
••Sweeties" 
Al Gamble Co 
Four Dlaa 



PAker ft Rogers 
Margot ft Francuia 

2d half 
"Wonder Girl" 
P ft O Hall 
Maurice S'muela Co 
Hawthorne M Cook 
Alcx'der Sparka Co 

TAFP, CAL. 

Hippodrome 

(5-6) 
Mr ft Mrs Wiley 
Calvert ft Shayne 
Ronair ft Ward 
Arthur Deagon 
Wheeler Trio 
(10-11) 
Wc.tton A Mar'on. 
Brenn«^n ft Murley . 
"Let's Go" 
Craig ft Catto 
Gray ft Graham 

TOBONTO 

Uptown 

i Clifton ft Spartan 
Mabel Phillips 
Del^A ft Orma 
James Grady Co 
Rand ft Gould 
White Black ft U 

2d half 
The Hurlcya 
Bltwood ft Lee 
Bond Berry Co 
Roeber ft Gold 
Black ft O'Donnell 
La Follette ft Co 



WACO, TEX. 

Orpheom 

Dealbert ft Morton 
J ft B Arnold 
Link ft PhlUlpa 
Chaa Gibbs 
Rubetown FoUiea 

2d half 
Ring ft C^>dy 
D'idwln Auatin A O 
Mr ft Mrs S Payne 
Mack ft Dean 
4 Bangarda 

WASHINGTON 

Strand 
Wright A Wilson 
"Mammy" 
lA Coste ft Bonawe 
\ Davis ft McCoy 
Fashions a la Carte 

WINDSOR, CAN. 



SPB'GF'LD. MASS 

I.4»ew 

Goldle A Ward 
Albert RIckard 
Chapelle 8ten Co 

GUS SUN BOOKING EXCHANGE CO. 
149S Broadway, New York City 

BUFFALO 



Les Arikdos 
Follette Pearl A W 
Nancy Boyer Co 

2d half 
I R*«ese A Kdwards 
Kane A Chldlow 
Jack Martin 3 



Producers of Girl Acta and Revues. 

1({0 West 46th St., N. Y. Boom 6M. 

bi Grand Opera House, Chicago. 

Present 

"Brazllllan Helresa" with FBANKTB 

KKLCETK In "LltUe Kliyme and No 

BcTft won *' 

A RIP ROARING REVUB 




NEW HEADQUARTERS 

AFTER MAY FIRST 

JOE MICHAELS 

Suite 402 LOEW ANNEX RUILDINO 

160 West 46lh Street. New Ycirk City. 



BUSHMAN'S 
Frank XpreHHlonw — No. H>. 

"It is btfter to look thinjjH miuarely in 
thf fta«.e and meet a few <liPHi.pnmtm«nt.«. 
thf.i> to try and bluff it tliru for a few 
rrioiiuntH vt ffil£C fucces.s." 



MARCUS LOEW 

rut4uim Itullding, New York City 
^'tW YORK ( ITY I Howard A L^-wiH 
American 

Ed Oinv-rns < o 
L»uTiel A, Covey 
Mynfc H.'iJiHon S 
Two Ladellas 
Ellz.ib'-th Haiti Co 
Tprmin.'.I 4 
>]runk Ford Co 
Font-r At S'umon 
Atrial S»lv»Tlulub 

Id half 
«<Mahon A A 
<^h«s Martin 
Jefenny »;;arA< Co 



<;ypsy Sonps-UTM 
' ;aytioll A Mill 1: 
Monroe A (Jraltan 
\ jollic-UI 
Ardeil Broa 

Victoria 

Cmoo Ayres A. I'ro 
KJo Rin»f 
Harry White 
Uvt rs» a.H Revue 

•lA half 
Rirhftrd Wally To 
Adan.w A <5»rhue 
I Jtton Gordon Co 



Herman A Young 
Curtis A Fitzgerald 
Harry A Welsh 
Fridkin Troupe 
(One to AM) 

Warwick 

3 Cliffords 
Arthur Lloyd 
Overnoit A Young 
.Vluipliy A /fcwivt 
Herman A Young 

2d half 
.T A C Nathan 
V>\\\y Saxton Co 
Tllyou A Rog< rs 

4 Fantinos 
(One to fill) 

ATLANTA, <.A. 

Grn nd 

Hip Raymond 
<; A K King 
JiPiriiy HoH»n Co 
S'ol.« ] A: Wvbtr 
•"MixturfB"' 

2i\ half 
Fiylnjr Huwiirds 
Zolar .•>• Kni'X 
Ward A Wil«on 
J»e.viuri<> FiVM 
;« '!.«. to fili ) 



rd half 
Ralph Heabury 
FAG DeMont 
"r,.ove liawytr ■ 
Mi< hael Conria 
Jufsi A OhsI 

HAMILTON, CAN. 

Kinir St. 

The Hi!rley» 
KiiwotiU A I'^e 
I'oT»d A B»-rry Co 
r.Iark A (J'Donr.f. 11 
La Follette Co 

2d half 
Clifton A Spartan 
Mahri Phniips 
Jab«,<» Grady Co 
Hand A Ciuuld 
Whi'e Black A T 

IIOIIOKLN 

Lyrks' 

Tari' ' n RroF 

.N'ita .lohnson 

Joe Ma< k A O^rlB 

A'inan 

(Oni! to f\ll> 

'Jd half 
F -h^r A l.i«'Vd 
(iv.Tholt A Your.fj 

:»;at' ; n.irj < r i<, 



L'G BEACU. CAL. 

SUte 

Marvelous DeOnzos 
B J Moore 
Mack A Maybelle 
Willing A Jordan 
B Hart Girls 
2d half 
Busse's Dogs 
Melville A Stet Sis 
R E O'Connor Co 
Morey Senna A D 
Sherlock Sla A C 

LOS ANGELES 

Hippodrome 

Busse's Dogs 
Melville A Btet 61s 
R E O Connor Co 
Morey Senna A D 
Sherlock Sis A C 

2d half 
Mr A Mrs Wiley 
Calvert A Shayne 
Ronair A Ward 
Arthur Deagon 
Wheeler Trio 

MODEHTO, CAL. 

Strand 

(5-8) 
Ralph Beabury 
FAG DeMont 
"Jx)ve Lawyer" 
Michael Coscia 
Jussi A OhsI 
(10-11) 
N A S Kellogg 
•McKeo A Da/ 
Cantor's MinHtrela 
Marston A Manley 
Horl A Nagaml 

MEMPIIIS 

I>oew 

Marco Co 
Allwn A Moore 
Hamilton Walton^ 
(Jordon A li«'aiy 
Casting Lloyds 
:d half 

'Will- Str>->er 

[ (Jalloway A Gar*ttr 
Violet A Lois 



B J Moore 
Mack A Maybelle 
Willing A Jordan 
B Hart Girls 

PITTSBURGH 

Loew 

Billy Kinkaid 
Billy A Moran 
"Buzsln' Around" 

PBOVIDENCE 

Kmery 
"Wonder Girl" 
Rowles A Gilman 
P A O Hall 
Maurice Samuels Co 
Hawthorne A Cook 
Alez'der Sparka Co 

2d half 
Margot A FTancia 
Goldie A Ward 
Albert RIckard 
Chapelle Bten Co 
Haker A Rogers 
Lieut Thetion Co 

SACRAMENTO 

State 
Rollo A Mulroy 
Helena Vincent 
'Sweeties" 
A! Gamble Co 
Four Diaz 

2d half 
Wilbur A Lyke 
Mulroy Bisters 
Hart A Helens 
Bernard A Myers 
B Le Barr A Beaux 

ST. LOUS 
liOew 

Coopf r A Rodello 

Urown Elaine 

Rrown A Blaine 

Mae A Hill 

Jack Reddy 

Melody Fejitival 
2d half 

0'N"!11 Sisters 
, Walsh A ^VenU»v 
- I "Week F'm Today" 
* Walter Kauffman 



Olympic 

Alvin A Kenny 
Cortez Bisters 
White A Cozsi 
(Two to fill) 

CLEVELAND 

Prlsrllla 

The Heynoffs 
Jim Jam 4 

Priscilla Mus Co 

DVTROIT 

rolombla 
Dancins Cronins 
Richy W Craig 
Russell Sis 
2 Yaquls 

Morton Denis A .G 
Columbia Mus Co 

H'T'CJTON, W. VA. 

Hippodrome 

Harry Fisher Co 
Christopher A W 
I.,amb A Goodrich 
Speaker Ix>.wis 
Parish A Peru 

INDIANAPOLIS 
l^yrlo 

KJnzo 



Plncree A Dwyer 
Stembler A Sella 
Moran Sisters 
Alaskan Duo 
RoUand A Ray 
Josophson's Co 

LEXINGTON. KT. 

Ada Meade 

Christopher A W 
Speaker Lewis 
Parish A Peru 

2d half 
The Vannersona 
Phillips A Eby 
Mr A Mrs B Melb'n 

BOCHKSTEB 

YletorU 

Thoa Hackett 
"Winning Miss" 

2d half 
Mack A Betty 
Adams A Thomas 

TOLEDO 

Blvoll 

Bassett A Bailey 
Lorimer A Carberry 
Herman A ClKton 
"Little Cafe" 
McNaughtona 
"Act Gorgeous" 



LEST YOU 
FORGET! 

WIIT WAIT 

TUl August? 

DO IT NOW 

With your route In your Pocket 

you can really enjoy that 

vacation. 

Lmt me work for you whUm 
you play 

BERT 
CORTELYOU 

The Agency 

Built on 

Merit 

1607-1608 Masonic TempW 

CHICAGO 



Phono RANDOLPH till 



«4^ 



PANTAGES CIRCUIT 

New York and Chicago OIBcMi 



BUTTE. MONT. 

Pantagea 

(4-7) 
(Fame bill plays 
Anaconda 8. Mis- 
soula 9) 
Aleko Panthca A P 
Amoros A Obey 
Hollls Sis 
Lillian Ruby 
Jarvls A Harrison 
Pearls A Pekin 

CALGABtT CAN. 

Pantaffea 

The Shattucks 
Stein A Smith 



J Thomas Saxotet 
Sosman A Sloan 
Mme Zuleika Co 
4 Paldrons 

LOS ANGELES 

PanUtirea 

Clifford A Bothwell 
Eagle A Marshall 
Hickman Broa 
Hamlin A Mack 
Vardon A Mack 
Lottie Mayer Co 

MINNEAPOLIS 
Pantafoa 

I (Sunday opAing) 



DORIS DUNCAN 

Booked Solid. Orphenm Clrealt 



(Same bill plays 

Saskatoon >-ll) 
AoUa AvUss Co 
Eva Tangaay 
•Bandit' 
Ous minora 
Galilnl C^ 

SALT LAKE 

Pantagea 

Sammy Duncan 
Rose Ellis A R 
Rhinehardt A Duff 
Bruce Duffett Co 
De Michelle Bros 
Royal'a Blephanta 

SAN DIEGO 

Havoy 

Ernest Hiatt 



CAM Huber 
Kd Blondell Ce 
Chaok Haaa 
Japaneae Romance 

TACOMA 



CAM Buttam 

Tracajr Palmer A 

Camilla's Blrda 

Xochltl 

Hugo Lutgena 

I Harmony Klda 

TOBOMTO 



Zara Carmen t 
JAM Gray 
C^rl BRimy'a Fata 
"Staterooaa If" 
Ubert Carletoa 



HARRY J. CONLEY) 

Willi NAOMI RAY 
•*BICB AND OLD tBOBT* 



lUDUIN 



ETIIYLE 



WALSH and AUSTIN 

in "AT THE BEACH" 



BOB BAKER 

Booking Acts of Merit My Specialty 

COAST TO COAST 
005 Lt««'l Ass*> BU«- 160 W. 4«lh St. K. 1. 



Harrett A Cun^cn 
fortune liuf< n 

MON'FRKAL 

lioew 

r.rxvvn's I)i/^:h 
llarviy D< Vora ", 
"liiio \ho Lifrh; ' 
M( < '>v A Wjtittin 
Km'ry G 

NAKIIVIIJ.K 
A'rndome 
Hill Strykf-r 
(iaiiKway A r.ar«ttc 
\ (.;< t A LoiM 
H.'irr- tr A Cun* tn 
Fortun*- Queen 

Id half 
Suiijvi.u Ai Watk 



Skating Macka 

HAN ANTONIO 

lioew 

King A Cody 
I '.Hill 'A in A A n 
Mr A Mrs ,S Tayii'' 
Mi.tK A l>fan 

4 Danirnrds 

;'d half 
\V<.r',< A Mack 
r»'ln A Tennyson 
• Vinnors A H<>yn<» 
Wat. rs H pkioB A C 

5 Musir.al Uuds 

HALT LAKE 

State 

('anaris A Cleo 



Clgianne Troupe 
Noodles Fagan Co 
Lung Tack Bam 

DENVKB 

Pantacea 

The Norvelloa 
B Quilllan Chums 
Fox A Ray 
Svengall 
Uevenne Troupe 

i EDMONTON, CAN, 
Panta«es 

FrawWy A V/rt-i 
Haye* A Lloyd 
"Harmony Land " 
riay Crouch 
t;re' nwlch VillaK'rs 

OT. FALLH. MONT. 

I'ttnliiKes 

(7-^) 

(Fum^ hill i;a;i 

II. I' na i)) 
Little Nap 
r'pt'ino A Perry 
"pf .ill tlon' 
I»aiu;in»c Dav» V 
"i]ny Little Horn. ' 

I/O UKACII, (A I.. 

I'antuges 

Th*' H'lwairm 
If. I (i>i w D«>KS 



Baggott A Sheldon 
Murdock A Ken'dy 
3 Heltons 
Richard Francis 
Hpringtima Frlv 

OAKI^ND. CAL. 

Pantagea 

(Sunday opening) 
Claire A Atwood 
Coleman Ooetz Co 
'■J'';l'f Vacation" 
}>iiifina I'Souh;*!* 
I'nyton A Ward 
"Liberty Oirla" 

OiH>KS, I'TAII 

Pantagea 

(9-11) 
Oordon A Day 

Hfl\<> Oliver 
Cap|)« Family 
IIi>uho David Band 
Ktnbs A Alton 

PORTLAND, ORE. 

Pantiigea 

Ann Vivian Co 
(..onar.l A Willard 
H Armstrong Co 
• ;Tacf! Hayes (U> 
"Not Y.t Marie' 

RFfilNA. CAN. 

I'antnges 



LAM Hart 
Temple 4 
Bhaw'a Clrcua 

Strain Sla 

R Cumminga Co 

8AN FBANCI8CO 
Paataffea 

(Sunday- epenlng) 
Alanaon 
Oray * Askin 
Fern Dlgelow A K 
Jones A Jones 
••Yes My Dear" 

SEATTLE 

Paatayea 
Mack A WUUama 
Cleveland A Downy 
Joe Roberta 
Poster's Pierrots 
Dobb'a Clark A D 
"Making Moviea" 

SPOKANE 

Pantacea 
Bender A ilttr 



Rlgoletto Bro a 

YANC017YBB» B.a 



Phil La Teaka 
Rhoda tSrampton 
Martha Hamlltoa 
Gallerlnl SU 
"Love Shop'* 

TICnrOBLA, B. a 



9 Ambler Broa 
Oraen A La Fell 
Chaa QUI Co 
Barton A Bparllnv 
Thornton Flyan Ca 
mgdon Danoera 

WINNIPBO 

Pantacea 

Adonla A Dos 
Maaoa A Ballay 
"Suite Blxteen" 
Ji'doon Cola 
Paisley Noon , 
I Le Oroha 



MILES-PAirrAOES 



CLEVELAND 

MIlea 

Paul Conrhas Jr 
«lady» (Jie^a Cft- 
Dorothy Morrison 



Peronct A Clivav 
Inaperlal i 
Chase A La Tonr 
"gtrJs of Altitude" 

Beceot 



idrTjulian siegel 

Oflleial Deotlat ta tb« N. Y. A. 

i4«3 BROADWAY (PvtasBl BsHdIst). ■••• Yaft 



Jack Marley 
Fiihf.r's Circus 

DETROIT 

Mlira 
The Mtlnlyrea 



Orr A Hager 
K A B Kubn 
4 Rennets 
Rowland A Meehal 
Bctt'a Bca^a 



^T^ 



HARRY KAHNE 

"The In.omparahle M»'ntallst" 
ORPHEUM ( IRCl'IT 



A ballgamc Is scheduled for to- 
morrow (Saturday) at the LIghta* 
Club diamond Lotweon the married 
mm and tho hingle men of the 
I'alaco huiMiuK. Jack Dempaey will 
I)lt( h f<»r the harncssjcd boys wItU 
Hilly <;iady rt-ctivln^, out the sIpkI* 
meiiH Iwlrler prefers to remain 
inf<»K until the bell rin^H. Ifaroltl 
Ktmp will ralch the KlaRts of the 
mysterious heaver. 



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mnipp 





MT 



VAftlfit Y 



Fria»y. June 3, 1931 



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atit 



NEWS OF THE MUSIC MEN 



One of the leading muscle publish- 
ers will bring up tlie quention of 
title infringement ut the next 
monthly meeting of the Music Pub- 
Ushers' Protective Association/ The 
alleged infringings concern the ap- 
. pcr.dlnfT of a ^ub-tltle to the main 
stem ot the song n;imo, thus tech' 
nlcally falling without the scope of 
being a lift on the name, but 
actually Intended, it is alleged, to 
create confusion in the public's 
mind. 

None of the M. P. P. A. members 
la among the infringers, but the 
practice is becoming prevalent 
among the smaller mid-western 
music publishers. The fact was 
brought to the attention of a music 
publisher by a leading mail order 
house In Chicago which sells con- 
siderable music of all firms, and 
became aware of the confusion it 
caused its customers upon the re- 
ceipt of various letters from the 
farmer patron«. 

The M. P. P. A. maintains its o«vn 
title registry bureau to eliminute 
title confusions, a oiember becoming 
entitled to ft certain title by right of 
priority in the matter of registra- 
tion. 

Committees representing the song- 
writers and the niusl*' i»ubiishers 
have been coming together the past 
fortnight twice weekly for the 
purpose of arriving at a mutu- 
ally satisfactory royalty contract. 
A number of hitches still prevent a 
decision. The songsmltlis have 
made a new proposition to the pub- 
lishers In the way of sheet music 
royalties, ajsking 20 per cen/. of the 
wholesale returns instead of a Hat 
thrcC'Cent rate as before. Every 
copy, even if It is sold as low as 15 
centii, used to bring In 3 cents to the 
author. If the present 18 and 20- 
cent wholesale price continues to 
prevail It will mean an even greater 
royalty Income. If wholesale music 
prices should drop to 12 Va cents, 
which Is not without the range of 
possibility considering the down- 
ward trend in the retail prices, the 
royalty will fall under the three- 
^^cent mark. The publisher.««, how- 
^^cver, are not entirely in accord with 
the proposition. 

Another stumbling block Is the 
writers' insistence on a sworn roy- 
alty statement every three months, 
against the heretofore semi-annual 
return. The writers, too. Insist that 
should the publisher not live up to 
hia ! covenants to the letter the 
copyright on the composition re^ 
verts to the. composer within six 
months. And. of course, the old 50 
per cent, of the mechimlcaLs' royalty 
is strictly adhered to. with tVie de- 
mand that authors' tdatements be 
made <iirect by the phonograph and 
roll .companies, and not after pass- 
ing through the hands ol the pub- 
lisher. 



tain number of compositions a year 
for defendant, for a period of four 
years. He was to receive $100 a 
week drawing account, and charges 
that at the end of the first year, a 
couple of moaths ago, he was dis- 
charged from service on the ground 
he cJitlnoV r»'i«ort at Ihe profesalona! 
studios pf the company, and did not 
deliver the requisite amount of com- 
positions. Grunberg avers he de- 
livered more than 'enough stuff dur- 
ing the year. T. F. McMahon. coun- 
sel for the defendant, generally de- 
nies the allegations, including the 
alleged written contract. 



Carl Carlton In the music pub- 
lishing business in Cleveland died 
after a short Illness May 22 at the 
home of his mother in that city. 
The deceased is not the Carl Carl- 
ton, formerly associated with the 
Vauderbilt Producing Co. 



Edmund P.raham. for several years 
an executive and stuff wiiter of the 
Frances Cliff«)rd Music Co.. has em- 
barked on hi^ own in the business, 
with headquarters in Chicago. 



Sam EhrTIch. songwriter, has left 
the "Trip to Hit land" act to devote 
his time to writing. He has a pro- 
duction lined, for which he is also 
doing the libretto. Ehrlich. who 
wrote the first Frenchy song. "Oh 
Fronchy " has a new tune on the 
same order, written in collaboration 
with Nat Osborne. 



Witmark & Sons will publish the 
music of Sigmund Romberg's new 
"Bal Tabarin" .show which the Shu- 
berts will put out in the full. An- 
other fall premiere of a Romberg 
score is "P.los.som Time." based on 
Franz Schubert's melodies. The lat- 
ter score will be published by Leo 
Fehst. by arrangement with the 
Wit marks. 



George F. Bauer, the arranger, Is 
now associated with the Tama 
Music Publishing Co. The Tama Is 
the Shuberts' organization which 
will publish the mubic to their for- 
eign scores. ' ..' . • 



Abe Raer. who has been touring 
China. Japan and the Orient with 
a show, is back with the Feist pro- 
fessional staff, after an extended 
absence. 



12,500' rUllrig applyWg bWt '<0 •*'rtA^*" * 
jjiness." Meyer's counsel, Attner 
Greenberg. avers that a contract for 
tlie "By-Gonos" number was ten- 
dered Meyer eventually, but that 
the latter had refused to accept it. 
owing to the fact; it contained sev- 
eral clauses and stipulations con- 
trary to the demands of the Lyric 
Writers' and Composers' Protective 
League (songwriters* union). 
» <i» 

Milt TT.ixcn ?^T5.^ !5?'.-c:'*>i h'.ir rKn-p' 
nection with the Jack Mills' irtusic 
publishing organization as director 
of publicity and advertising, and 
contemplates engaging In an Inde- 
pendent venture. He is at present at 
work on a musical show with Joe 
McKiernan, the songwriter. 



Harold Dellon. songwriter, has 
Joined the Harrison Music Co. as 
professional manager. The Harri- 
son company originally hales from 
Detroit, but is now located in New 
York. Norman H. Harri.*«on is pres- 
ident, Walter Hir;?oh staff writer 
ami advertisinx director and Rarrie 
B. Bloeden, last with Witmark. 
looking after the mechanicals end. ' 



Bee Palmt'r has signed to make 
three phonograph records of the 
•blues'" sort for the \ictor Co. 



Paul M. Sarazan, film press agent, 
has written a song around the 
Jackie Coogan feature. "Peck's Had 
i:oy." Irving Berlin is the pub- 
lisher. 



Al Piantadosl has placed a new 
number with Foist, liud Green and 
Howard Johnson collaborated. 



The Chicago Herald -Exam.iner Is 
conducting a 110,000 prize song con- 
test for a civic song that best typi- 
fies the VPirlt of Chicago. The first 
award is $2,000. Milton G. Sever- 
inghau^, a layman. Is sponsoring the 
idea. 



»^am AVil.<?on has written 
•ong for Witmark & Sons. 



a new 



Irwin I>ash. formerly with the 
professional departments of several 
music publishing concerns, has left 
the music game to enter the shirt 
manufacturing business with his 
father in Philadelphia. 

Harry P. Diggs has written a 
Bong to be used as the orchestra 
theme of the screen version of I'aul 
Lawrence Dunbar's storv, "The 
Sport of the Gods." 



A. F. Bosworth. IH. head of the 
English music publishing house 
bearing his name, is In New York to 
look over the New York otfice. Bos- 
worth will visit Canada also while 
on this side. 



E. B. Marks has acquired t.ia 
American publishing rights to "Sa- 
lome," an European musical success 
by Robert Stoltz. 



Roy Ingraham. songwriter, has 
announced his Intention to embark 
In the publisliing business on his 
own in Los Angeles. 



Lee White, formerly In v.iudeville, 
has incorporated, to publish music. 



Walter Windsor, the cabaret im- 
presario, has embarked iti the music 
publishing business. Last week he 
bought out the recently organized 
Strand Musir- Co., with offices In the 
Roseland Building, and will conduct 
his cabaret enterprises known as 
the Walter Windsor Attractions in 
conjunction with the publishing 
business. 



Al. Haase. former professional 
manager of the McKinley Mii.sic Co., 
U now associated with Windsor in 
an executive capacity, although 
Wind.sor himself will be the profes- 
sional manager. Haase is also the 
otllcial Windsor cabaret librettist. 



Lew Straus, a thf.'^tncal nows 
papei- niuri, is handling the Wind- 
sor firm's publicity. 



Louis E. Zoeller, head of a pub- 
lishing company in Louisville. Ky., 
Is in New York looking fvr metro- 
politan quarters. Zoeller was re- 
cently made a colonel by Gov. Mor- 
row ckf Kentucky. The songwriter 
wrote the governor's campaign song 
during the last election. 



By a decision of the Appellate Di- 
vision, a previous order denying 
Sam Co. low's motioti for a tem- 
porary injunction against Joe Gold. 
Joe Rl^nud, Joe Gllison and Leo 
Feist, lie. rejrje^avc'y. authors 
and pul)llshers cf a son. "Grievltig 
For You." was reversed, without 
costs, and the p'.alr.tff's motion 
for an injunction ftrrixted to the ex- 
tert of er.ji^r.Inini? the <*.:f?rdrnt. 
Feist, from ^j'aying cv:r to the In- 
dlvitli-al i^rfondpniS cpe-rcur;h Of 
the rryalfes now I'.ue. or v.h!ch 
may heror.'ter h^ctJir.e i"'!? un'r,*r 
their c3n»rag.t ^?ith it. Wiih the 
one -fourth oif the royalties to be 
retained by the d^TenJ'x'ni; Feist 
until the deterrr.inp.tion of t^-Is ac- 
tion. The doclolon provides the 
plaintiff put up a J'^.'iO bond within 
five days to Insure the defehdants 
against the costs of the action. If 
the plaintiff (Cos!ow), falls to com- 
ply with this provision, the pre- 
vious order denying his motion ^or 
an injunction pendente lite will be 
afDrmod. 

Coslow Is an "Infant." acccrdfrig 
to the law. under il years of age. 
having collaborjited on the lyric of 
"Grieving for You" when 18 years 
old. He admits he sold <out his in- 
terest In the soag far J25 to the first 
three-nc.med defendants^ on the un- 
derstr.ndirg the sorijg was to be, used 
only by an act. On th,e technicality 
of bt'Ina: an "Infant,** Coslow Is 
suing fcr a cne-'ourth share in the 
royalties of the 8^ng, seeklngr to 
avoid his covenant entered into 
while still a minor, and asks for a 
rec< iver to retain such monies ac- 
crued pending a determination of 
the action. 

The defense among other things 
stated on the appeal they were of 
the opinicn Coslow was about 22 
years of age at the time, and that 
they would not have negotiated with 
him did they think otherwise. Also 
that the |25 was Coslow's fixed price 
and afTieeable to both parties; that 
Coslow had been known to have 
written entire .songs for that 
amount. The defendants als-'o showed 
that the appeal In the song rests on 
its melody and that had it proved a 
"flop" Coslow would have remained 
satisfied with what he had received; 
that It Is only when a song proves 
a hit litigation results. 



Maceo PInkard. colored song- 
writer, has begun suit in the Third 
District Miincipal Court against 
l*erry Bradford, music publisher, for 
the recovery of 1 1,000 as the bal- 
ance due In the way of royalties on 
a song. "It's Right Here for You," 
which Pinkard co-authored under 
an assumed name. The nom -de- 
plume Is "Alex. Belkdna." which 
Plnknrrt derives from his wife's 
name. Edna Bell Alexander, re- 
versed. 



Tom Hackett. for tfie ' prist 13 
years w*th the Wit marks, is now 
associated with Van Alstyne & 
Curtis on the New York profes- 
.nional stafl'. I^oyal C. Curtis of the 
firm Is in New York looking for new 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON LEGIT 



Lyie Andrews, manager of th« Vafiderbilt during the week, is com* 
modord of the Centeri>ort. L. I. Yacht Club on Sundays and bolidayi^ 
To date the ciub has one row boat In its fleet, but it possesses a floats 
ing clubhouse. Andrews, by virtue of being the only man in the villas* 
who owns a yachting cap, is running for commodoce of the club again 
this ffoasc^n. He sayH bin r«~election is a ctnch. 



They are saying one of the reasons for not renewing Elsie Ferguson's 
contract with Famous Players is that the star asked a salary of |9.00t 
a week for a new agreement. As the various high salaried contracts 
expire there will be no wild scramble to renew. Not so long ago the fact 
Miss Ferguson's contract with Famous wfis about to expire would havs 
sent every other producing concern scurrying in her direction. In th« 
past fortnight or so the withdrawal of Naximova from Metro, the retiring 
of Billie Burke from Fp.mous and now the expiration of Miss Fergusoh't 
agreement calls for little more than a paragraph, even in the trads 
publications. 



The counter suits brought by Lew Fields and Morris Rose against 
each other as an aftermath of the failure of *^ue Eyes" will likely 
reveal, if either case goes to trial^ that Ro.se lost $88,000 in caib 
on that production, 'rom the time it started to r*»hea»-se until it closed, 
after 11 weeks of actual playing. The only winning week the show had 
was its first at the Casino. New York, when the gross was $21,000, 
giving the show a net 6t $1,600, after deducting the extras incidental to 
the first week. Rose financed the entire show, with Fields in on 25 per 
cent, of the profits and $1,000 weekly salary. Mollie King, also featured, 
with the show, received $750 weekly. , „ . , 

Fields starting suit against Rose for $1,000. alleging a. week's salary 
due. angered Ro.se. who is an insurance man. He retaliated by a suit 
against Fields, claiming If Fields were in for 35 per cent, of the proftta 
he should pay 25 per cent, of the losses. Fields contributed hia services 
in supervising the production of the piece. 

Mr. Rose is now reading a few manuscripts and hopes to find a play 
that will win back his "Blue Eyes" losses. __ 



It Is doubtful now whether either of the two plays having Lord 
Byron as the central character, which were announced for fall, will be 
produced. John Barrymore. who was to have appeared in one (written 
by a Chicago authoress), says he is holding the play in reserve for pos- 
sible production following another piece he is anxious to do. The announce- 
ment of Barrymore's Byron play was sent out by the Erlanger ofllce 
which Is interested in Frohman productions. This ofllce explained th* 
notice was sent by requefc^t of the star, but that it was not interested f^ 
Barrymore's activities other than his appearance with his sister Ethel id 
"Clair de Lune" at the Empire. This play will close in two weeks and 
will not tour. The other Byron announcement was s.ent out by Brock 
Pemberton. stating that play would have Joseph Shildkraut as the 
lead. However, Shildkraut is under contract to the Theatre Guild, and 
the latter has no Intention of relea.«ung him. He is at present appearlajf 
in the Guild's hit "Liliom." which xnoV(jd from the Garrick to the Fultpn 
this week. 



A correspondent of Variety. And a newspaperman in his home city/ 
mentions the discourtesy the past season of some of the managers Witli 
traveling s.hOws to the press. The Reason was bad enough, he said.' 
without the managers as.suming a "fresh" attitude toward the local 
newspapermen who may have approached him. He termed this type 
of managers "smart boys from New York." It is often the fact thac 
where a Broadway show of nartie and drawing power leaves for ths 
road, its traveling manager goes with it under the impression h'^ show 
needs nothing but an open boxoflice. Accordingly, the road manager 
goes up stage and stays there until he returns to New York again* 
when once more he is one of the mob. 

This Is the occurence more often with tnusical show^s than any other 
kind. Still the bigheadedneas of lead ng a hit has often got to the 
small-time brain of many a duml>ell. Just why this narrow-gauged road 
manager should antagonize local newspaper men will never be ex- 
plained, although it may readily be seen how the chump must have bulled 
the home otIVce to get the job with the show. 

If the big circuits would pay a little less attention to their esplorta^ 
of treasurers and a little more to how their managers in the sticks are 
handling the attractions, the returns In the aggregate would be mucii 
better. For where one boxoffice man might be nailed in a season, thers 
could be a dozen lax road managers costing much more through their 
negligence or pigheadedness. , , , 



House, Gros.sm.'rn & Vorhaus 
New York attorneys for P.. Feld- 
man, the Ifritish i)ublisher. have 

drawn up papers whereby Feldman I headciuarters for a local branch. 'The 
will act us London representative of' publishers now occupy part of the 
the L. Wolfe Gilbert Music Corpora- A. J. Stasny suite In the Strand 

Building. Van Alstyne &: Curtis' 
home otllce Is In Toledo, Ohio. 



tion. 



Vernon Stevens is now coimerted 
with the New Y(.rk office of the 
Stasny Music Co. in charg.* of the 
"mechanical" depart m(>nt. He was 
last Chicago representative. 



"Happy" Rlloy ha.s as.snri.itel 
with tlie L. Wolfe Gilbert Corpora- 
tion on the professional .staff. 

Jaciiues Grnnberg, songwriter and 
rompo.ser, tluouj;!! Abiur Gieen- 
berg. his attoinry, has bef,'un a $L'0.- 
400 artion In the Sui>rctne Court 
against the \Vat:r.' on, JU'ilin .^c 
Snyder Co.. musk- publisli?r.n, for al- 
leged breach of a written r )titi;ut 
enter«(l into some tinje in 1 'el»i ii:iry. 
1920. I'nder the terms of the agree- 
ment. Grunbcrj; was to write a cer- 



Georpe W. Meyer, song writer. Is 
plaintiff in a $1,400 City Court ac- 
tion against the Jerome H. Remiek 
Co.. as a Italanee cljiirned on a $2.r»00 
adv;mre royalty on ' I."t P.y-Gones 
He I'.y-Gones." an unrelea.sod Rem- 
ielv piibiieat ion. whit h tlu» publish- 
ers aeipiired .^Imult.meously with 
Miyer's "Happiness" song. Remiek 
l).ii<l $'_',r»tJU advance royalty on 
'H.ippiness ' (with which Meyer 
oriiTiiially intended .«-tart ifij:: his cat- 
alo^r as an nidepfielenl publi.sher). 
and jj.ive b.ini $1.1()(> ad\;»nce on the 
■ P.\ -( Jfiins" soii^r. The KfDiii'k pe4)- 
ple state that they tlid not Itind 



I heiiisch e-.: lo jia.v any specific a«l 
v.iine on liu- song in qac-lion, theScheiuk (Norma Taltnidge). 



The Van Al.<*tyne & Curtis Music 
Co. has secured permanent NeW 
York quarters. The home office of 
the firm is in Toledo. O.. with an- 
other metropolitan branch in 
Chicago. 

Tom Hackett has become associ- 
ated with the Val Alstyne & Curtis 
professional staff. Billy Thompson 
is In charge of the New York office. 

MARRIAGES. 

Minna Kirby Davis, actress and 
gran«l niece of Jeff Davi.s. president 
of the seceding Confederate states, 
was secr<'tly married sevi-ral weeks 
ago in r>i'nver to Richihl McQuf-ary. 
head of a construction companv 
bearing his name, lentil recently 
Miss Davi.s was in one of Charles 
Dillingh.uirs shows. 

Albert Ewing. new auditor for the 
Barnes circu.s. and Mabel Stark, the 
tiger tamer. In Seattle, May 2.1. the 
<eremony being perfoimed by Jus- 
tice C. C. Dalton. 

Jack Foley to Laura Wood last 
week in Chicago. Miss Wood is one 
of the Wood .'listers with 'Mary" 
at the Colonial, Chicago, with Foley. 
of CJerard and Foley, in the sanie 
comi)aiiy. 

Marie McDonald to Albert T. 
Cairos, non -profcs.sional. May IS, in 
I'liiladclphia. Tiie bride is of the 
Jeanette Sisters and was formerlv 
with the Black and White Iteviio 
ll<r husband is a manufacturer. 
Tlie Cairns are at liMtne. .11 lo Xorih 
l^is^hth street, Phil.idelphia. 

Buster Keaton to Natalie T.il- 
inadge. at Itay Side, I^. I., May 31. 
The Ceremony took place at the 
home of Mr. ami Mrs. Joseph M 



A musical production listed as one of the summer revues ha» 
the wife of a comedian as one of the sui)posed backers. A check signed 
by her for $3,000 was tendered to the studio last Saturday, with ths 
request that artists work on the show Sunday, with the idea of completing 
It in time for next Monday's premiere. The check however was dated 
Sunday and instead of the amount being written out, it merely stated 
"thousand dollars." The studio refused to deposit the check and th» 
show is at a standstill so far as Its production is concerned. The check 
was to have been the second payment to the studio. A check for * 
similar amount was given for the first payment. It was held up by ths 
same maker but later made good. 



The Fanchon and Marco Revue, called "Sun-Kist" at the Globe, whers 
it open»d last week receiving very favorable notices In the dailies, had 
long travel on the road before reaching Broadway. The show opened 
about two years ago in San Francisco, promoted by Fanchon and Marco, 
who are a dancing team, formerly in vaudeville. It then had, as inter- 
ested sponsors, Aekerman & Harris, the coast vaudeville managers, now 
associated with the Loew Circuit. Later Aekerman & Harris turned 
over their share of the show, with the stars, though holding their own 
interest. 

After a coast run and tour the show started out on the western 
time, mostly one-nighters. It commenced to do business. On longer 
stands the gross appreciably increa.sed during th*^ stay until it was n« 
longer a novelty for the show to net. for itself, as high as $4,000 a week 
or more. Then Chicago was spoken of and laughed at by the .'^kepticaU 
who knew the production had been framed for an experiment without 
being changed. It went into Chicago, at the Olympic, and did jyst what 
it did Monday at the Globe. suri)riscd everyone. After rather a pro- 
tracted stay in Windytown the show started off again, for its rambling 
in the sticks, until the Broadway thing was broached. 

When P.roadway was talked ot, the show sent for George Lederer 
to look it over and fix it up. Lederer appraised the performance for 
what it was. and di cided it needed touching up along its own lines, 
which it did. The improvement liCderer made in it. from those who 
saw the show before and after, is said to have been remarkable. 

Into New York it came as it did into Chicago, announcing a limited 
p:i;,'agement whi< b woij'.j ha\e let It down in both cities, if flopping, 
for four weeks it had to remain In either town. The New York et^age- 
mont, no matter how Inig, will give it another road -life lease for next 
.veason, with the cliaa* es that the name. Fan; hon and Marco, is no.v an 
establislied road draw. It has been proven by this show on r<turn 
dates, when the grosa for the second vi.sit ex< ceded, the grot.s oC tli« 
lirs^. ■ .;■■.■, ■■ . '"..-■- : • ,■■■ 

The show has been bandied with extremely pood judgment ."-inrc It 
orjranized, and has attracted more than ordinaiy interest amouT those 
in the know through having been formed in the West. It Is claimed, 
for puhlir ity ptirpose.'*, all members of the cast are native Califorai.m^. 
Among i'.s principals arc several exceptional specialists. 



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[Friday. June 8, l»Zl 



VARIETY 



27 



1 



CABARETS 



Cfturchiir* restaurant la following 
llM trend of New York's high 
gi^oed restaurants, of either re- 
j^otng or quitting. Capt. Churchill 
tei »oW hlB present lease to a con- 
}^ that will convert Churchill's 
Soto » (ihlnese restsiarant. It has 
1)««D often reported the Captain 
would dispose of his lease for the- 
atrical building but this he has often 
denied. Wlliam Collins, of Henrlcl's, 
Chicago, when In New York some 
months ago looking for a location 
for * metropolitan branch of that 
popular Chicago restaurant, liked 
the Churchill layout and site. Mr. 
Collins was reported to have spoken 
over the matter with the Captain, 
tut nothing developed. 

For the first time since the Miller 
enforcement laws have been on New 
Tork state's statute bocks, State 
Troopers acted as dry enforcement 
officers when they arrested Joseph 
Housewcller, a druggist, in Albany, 
Saturday night on a charge of il- 
legally selling whiskey. The State 
Troopers have been In Albany for 
two weeks on strike duty and 
whether House weller's arrest means 
that the Constabulary will also 
launch a dry campaign In the Cap- 
ital City Is' unknown. Since the 
State Police have been there, Al- 
bany is as dry as the Sahara. This 
is a big contrast to the conditions in 
the Capital City during the winter 
when all a person had to do to get 
bard stuff was to wink right. 

While troopers have been active 
In enforcing the federal prohibition 
law In rural sections and along the 
Canadian border, they have not 
functioned in the cities, although 
Major George Fletcher Chandler, 
superintendent of the State Police, 
has announced that they were per- 
mitted to make arrests wherever 
they saw violations. 

Sergeant J. H. Cooper and Trooper 
Edward Ives arrosted Houseweller 
in hiik drug store at Lark street and 
Washington avenue, opposite the 
State Armory, where Jhe Troopers 



Lillian Martin, Agnes Traske, Ethel 
Holmes, Ethel Jones. Adele Miller, 
Dorothy Howard and Maurice 
Woods; also a chorus of ten. * 



Paul Bioas^ of Chicago, ia now 
pla>ii>g at Relsenweber'ft. 



John's Garden, on West 97th 
street (formerly known as Peter's) 
opened last Thursday with a new 
18 -people revue, "A La Carte," pro- 
duced by Arthur Hunter. Leo J. Le 
Blanc staged it. 



•rmgsa, are onco mora In a tranquil 
tnuna of mind since the Enrlght 
ruling to let them alone. Most of 
theso beverages contain from 12 to 
20 per cent, alcohol and despite the 
fact they all had Federal permits 
under the patent medicine, the city 
police took matters in their own 
hands and jailed quite a number. 
The manufacturers of one of the 
leading brands were on the brink 
of starting Injunctiwrt proceedings 
against the Police Department when 
the new Er.right law came into 
effect. 



Joe Susskind, of the Blossom 
Heath Inn, has been confined to his 
bed for several days with a sprainoJ 
ankle. 



Last Sunday gave the road 
houses a break. Anyone with a car 
was out in it. with the road places 
packed. 



Some of the places where they 
are finding any expedient to pacify 
stray offlcers who may be around 
is a good one, if they want to keep 
it up at late hours. One place dis- 
covered that when the watchful of- 
ficial became irritated because sell- 
ing continued and he got nothing 
out of It, it was best to pass the 
hat for the grafter. The guests 
were informed of the purpose of the 
collection and contributed rather 
liberally when told they must eith- 
er give up or go home. About $60 
was the first early morning's col- 
lection. It was so successful the 
practice has continued, though the 
restaurant people don't know what 
may happen If that particular offi- 
cial should be supplanted by an- 
other. Another place has a nightly 
give up scale, |10 to that fellow 
and |8 to this, according to their 
importance. The coin Is on a night- 
ly basis as the receivers don't know 
what might happen by the end of 
the week. When the New York 
State enforcement act first went 
Into effect, some of those who had 
been taking money regularly before 
from places that were selling, sent 
word around they had better hold 
oft selling for awhile and mean- 
time the weekly payment could be 
stopped. That proved they were 



Shantey's at Broadway and 43rd 
street is the first of the Broadwav 
restaurants to undertake a drastic 
cut in the menu card. Las^ week 
Shanley's put out a new card, carry- 
ing decreases from 26 to 38 per cent, 
in prices from the former card. The 
management says that with the dis- 
continuance of the cabaret, it was 
decided to spread that saving over 
the price list. Shanley's discon- 
tinued its cabaret about two months 
ago. It had held forth there for 
eight or nine years, the first New 
York restaurant to give such a per- 
formance upon a stage. The Shan- 
ley cabaret made the name of the 
restaurant known all over the coun- 
try. It drew a large number of 
transients through It. With the de- 
cline In the restaurant patronage 
following prohibition, the absence of 
the usual quota of transients from 



are quartered. The druggist was novices, but though amateurs at 



arraigned in Sunday Police Court 
and, pleading not guilty to the 
charge, asked for a week's adjourn- 
ment of the case I order to consult 
a lawyer. Judge John J. Brady 
granted his request and released him 
in $500 bail. 

Mr. Houseweller told Variety's 
correspondent that Trooper lyes, 
In uniform, entered his pharmacy 
shortly after 7 o'clock Saturday 
night and, calling him aside, asked 
if it would be possible for him to 
obtain a pint of whiskey. Mr House- 
weller said he asked the trooper if 
' he had a prescription, and that the 
trooper told him he had been unable 
to get one. 

Ives, prior ^o Saturday night, had 
Yisited the drug store regularly, ac- 
cording to Houseweller. and the 
pharmacist, believing the trooper 
wanted th^ liquor for medicinal 
purposes in the Second Field hos- 
pital barracks In the armory, gave 
the whiskey to him. He added that 
as the trooper was In uniform, and 
knowing that he was an authorized 
enforcement officer, he did not think 
for a moment he was endeavoring 
to "bait him, and he gave him the 
pint of whiskey, for which Ives 
paid the druggist two dollars. 

Trooper Ives then went outsiJ ) the 
store and called Sergeant Cooper, 
Who entered the pharmacy with him 
and formally placed Mr. Ilouse- 
Weller under arrest. 

It is the opinion of Albany lawyers 
Mr. Houseweller has an excellent 
chance of being exonerated, at- 
torneys saying that he acted human- 
ly in selling the liquor to the trooper 
and the fact that the policeman was 
in uniform fchows that the druggist 
did not Intend to violate the law. 



getting easy coin they were get 

ting so much that a couple of 

weeks' loss could not dent their 
rolls. 



RAILROAD RATES CUT 

(Continued from page 13) 
fore we can hope, as a nation, to 
get started satisfactorily on our way 
to prosperity." 

Of course, these expressions are 
In the final only expressions of 
opinion. They are concurred in. It 
is true, by such men as Hoover and 
Hays, Davis and Denby, and practi- 
cally all the other members of 
Pr<;*.idC'Ot Harding's official faniHy. 
But that does not mean necessarily 
that th< y are anything more than 
opinions. , 

At least one prophecy may be 
hazarded. Next fall theatrical pro- 
ducers are going to discover that 
they can once again put show* out 
on ths road without having to play 
to five figures weekly in order to 
break even. Perhaps rates won't be 
down to 1914 Isvsis by August, but 
they will be near enough those levels 
to psrmit of a rssumption of road 
business. 

A great many people — and the 
percentage Is as high among show 
folk as In any other professiois — 
have the mistaken idea the govern- 
ment could. If it really wanted to, 
accomplish almost any kind of mir- 
acle by legislation. As a matter of 
fact, there is mighty Mttle the gov- 
ernment can actually do in a oon- 
jstructlve sense. But — and It Is 
about the biggest but — this new ad- 
ministration is headed by the most 
remarkable bunch of honest-to-God 
he-men that ever sat in high places 
In Washington. 

Almost without exception they arc 
men who know how to smile and be 



New York and the invasion of the 

side streets of Times Square by "regular." Without exception the 

smaller restaurants lower-priced | men around the President have 



than on the avenues, Shanley's, like 
all others, felt the effect. In cater- 
ing to a more popular priced busi- 
ness, Shanley's Is experimenting. 
The restaurant is of large capacity 
and has three entrances, 48rd, 44th 
street and Broadway, with the 
Broadway entrance through the 
lobby entrance to the Putnam 
building where Shanley's is located. 
It has a lease with fivo years more 
to go. 

Victor Hyda's new "Hello Clar- 
endon" revue opened at the Claren- 
don, 135th street and Broadway, 
yesterday (Thursday). The cast 
consists of 18 people, with Bobby 
Hulen in the juvenile role. 



The rocent ruling of the attorney 
general of New York state that 
state ofUcers had not the right to 
stop and inspect automobiles in a 
quest for liquor, kind of eased oft 
the state troopers along the Can- 
adian border. The ruling however, 
contained the statement that when 
a car waa standing still and an 
officer had a suspicion liquor was 
being carried in it, he might In- 
spect for the purpose of verifying 
his suspicions. It didn't say what 
he should do if not verifying them. 
This will hake it hard for the cars 
that must stop for gas or overnight 
in a garage, with the hungry 
hound.H smelling booze a mile away. 
It's getting so that if a car is 
caught with any quantity of con- 
traband aboard It costs the owner 
more than the car and liquor to- 
gether are worth to save both. All 
of this soft money seems to go sev- 
eral ways or they say It does. 
There should be a convention called 
of the bootleggring grafters. After 
convening they should decide to 
furnish the drys with enough 
money to keep up the prohibition 
fight forever, then adjourn In order 
npt to miss another load. It looks 
as though the drys will be the 
cause of more newly made million- 
aires than the war. : ., 



Charlie Jatar has taken over the 
Moulin Rouge. Atlantic City. The 
Friar's Inn, Atlantic City, Uken over 
by Hector Downe and Al Sanders, 
opened Saturday 



Ysrkes has placed the Melody 
Makers Sextette In the Crystal 
Room at Relsenweber's. Paul 
Biese, savaphonlst is featured. 



Frank Famum will appear in the 
Ben Hur Cafe, City Island, N. Y. 
He purchased a one-third Interest 
in the place from Gus Schultz. form- 
erly of Relsenweber's. Famum Is 
the jazz dancer. 



Tht. Mobi's 



A storekeeper near the Canadian 
border has a problem that is In- 
terfering with his business. He has 
100 cases of Scotch stored In the 
cellar and his trouble is how to get 
the cases to New York. He could 
Five Jazz ^^^^ [pOI the booze locally but can only 



opened at the ColleRe Inn, Coney 
Island, la.st week. The quintet has 
Harry Stone, Murray Kauffman. 
Bobby Fallon, Ben Bloom and Al 
Kaplan last with Fris<:'o in vaude- 
ville. A new revue is due to open 
at the Colleg-v Inn the middle of 
June. ■ ' .;/. 



Arthur M. Kraus, oonductor of 
the Hot'l Knickerbocker or<'he.stra 
for many years, is now ofTl'^iating 
*t Rector's, formerly Healy's 
8unk«n Gardens at U.'ith street. 



get the local price. He is sigViing 
for profit. "I hear the suckers are 
paying an awful price In New York 



ENGAGEMENTS. 

John Thorn, to succeed William 
Holden in "Miss Lulu Betts." 

Florence O'Denishawn for Zieg- 
feld "Follies." 

Christine and Darry Welford for 
"Scandals". 

Ernest Truex for "Six Cylinder 
Love" (Sam H. Harris). 

A Dean Cole, Faith Avery, with 
James Kyle McCurdy in "Stingy," 
vaudeville. 

Joseph Depew, "The Hero." 

Fdwln Berry, Margaret Linden, 
with Barney Bernard. 

Charles Millwood, Kathleen Mc- 
Donnell, "Fool Errant." 

Allen Edwards for Fields' revue. 

Fox and Edwins. "Sonny." 

Laura Hope Crews for "Mr. Pim 
Passes By." 

Jeanne Eagles, "The New Day" 
(Sam H. Harris). 

W. C. Fields for Zlegfeld Follies. 

May Boley for Passing Show. 

RoHemary PfafC. coloratura so- 
prano, as prima donna for road tour 
of "Tip Top." 

Oypsy Bellaire. who was out with 



plenty of backbone. And this is Im 
portant. It Is equally as Important 
whether they are dealing with capi- 
tal or labor. However limited their 
actual powers, the Indisputable fact 
that every last one of thom has guts 
Is the thing that Is going to make 
profiteering capital and domineering 
labor both play good dog. 

Take Secretary of Labor Davl^, 
who has been a laborer. Bom In 
Wales, son of a puddler in a rolling 
mill, he himself pitched In aa a pud- 
dler's assistant before he had 
reached his teens. At the age of 13 
he found himself president of a 
union of kids and engineered a strike 
In the rolling mill In Sharon, Pa., 
where his parents had taken him. 

Jimmy Davis led his 1^0 kid fol- 
lowers to victory in that strike. The 
only point at Issue — an Increase In 
their dally wage from 60 to 66 cents 
a day — was quickly settled In the 
kids' favor. Ever since that time 
the new Secretary of Labor has 
been a profound believer In trades 
unionism. 

But don't let that deceive any- 
body Into thinking this administra- 
tion is going to do any truckling to 
labor. The Secretary of Labor, 
along with every other man on 
whoso advice the President depends, 
is working 18 hours a day with ex- 
actly one thought In mind — to do 
everything possible for the best good 
of all the people and to turn down 
flat every proposal that Is for the 
benefit of any especial class. 

When the time comes the Secre- 
tary of Labor — not directly, of 
course, but none the less effectively 
— is going to have a large part In 
making road business possible once 
more. 

So much for the railroad situation. 

Affecting almost as many show 
people Is the matter of that Phila- 
delphia lawyer puzzle — the Income 
tax situation. And not only Income 
tax, but other taxes, concern almost 
everybody Connected with the thea- 
tre or pictures. Generally speaking 
the outlook In this direction Is al- 
most as discouraging — with one 
striking exception — as the future of 
railroad travel Is bright. 

Andrew W. Mellon, Secretary of 
the Treasury — and here is a whis- 
per you can spring on almost any- 
body with a certainty of getting a 
rise out of them: ho is the second 
richest man in the world — is about 
the wisest g'^ntl^'man that ever held 



'TliM P;i^s.lr.^ Hl.ow of 191^." joined! .,. i^jj^^^ ^. ,,„ 

the 1921 show at the Winter Garden ^''^" '*'" MwriAi jor/. .^ an a;^r 



la.st week and went to Chicago with 
the Shubert production. Amy 



for this stuff," he said the other Jericho, also a member of the tour- 
day. Too bad he's an amateur |ing company thl.s sea-son. entered 
bootlegger. The professionals know 



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-r The Domino, Coney Islard « form- 
erly known as the Rialto», ojxmumI 
With a new revue, ' \\ iilter Wind- 
sor's Merry Wives of Wind.-or,' last 
J*riday night. It is an eighteen peo- 
Pl** phow with special lyri-js a no 
>wusl.- by Alfred L. Haase, staged 
oy Windsor. The prlneipaJ. are 
Mi!(li.;d Tyson. Two Marx BiothiirH. i the charpe r.( selling alcohol c bev 



.so much more. One of the biggest 
runners in the northern country 
grew tired of dodging and giving 
up. He had himself appointed to 
an ofllcial position, to save mental 
strain. Another who had brought 
it back by the carload for quite a 
uliile, u>sini; three or four cars tak- 
ing 18 lo L'O cases In a car, fouiifl 
the co.«j» of fe-.is w IS mor^ than 
fr» ight. So he sold his .luioniobi!'- 
and now blinds it (I<a\m lo i,'<inr<il 
Xcw lurk Jn freight cur lots. 

New York d' alcrs in norvc 
"tonic" liran«ls who ha<l been 
molc-ted by the polieo of!l<ials on 



the 1921 show last week. 



EQUITY ELECTION ON. 

Thf an ' meeting and election 
of olIl<»'rs of the Actors' Kqui'v 
Association will be held Friday. 
June 3 (today) at the Hotel Astor. 



Leslie Morosco Venture. 

L»sli*» Mf.rosco, the brother of 



OlivfT M(rrosco, will make his Initial 

I ffort a- .« Utitiniatc prodM'er n".xt 'ot.-il r'e«ii»ts for lliis j^.ir 



s»ason witli a dramatic piece en- 
titled "ShanjThied." The piece, whi'^h 
has a story of a nautical nature, has 
all of its scenes laid alM.ard ship, 
with the cast, whif^'n hiis fourteen 



when most men would find flshlng 
about the hardest work they'd want 
to do, and with money enough to 
live Mke anV^mperor for a thousand 
years, thl.s PlttshurKh banker Is up 
against just about the toughcHt 
proposition a man cv^r faced. 

His own estimate of what this 
country is Koing to spend in 1921 — 
for purely governmental piiri)08e.s — 
is rouKlily five and a half billion.^ 
iit dollars. Actually— so th«' sharps 
In thf* c.'ipltal flfijjnre- the total will 
ho a billion more than this. Mcl- 
lon's estimate of the governm' nt's 

show 



thai th«Je will be a d« In it of a bil- 
lion dollars It' tlu* expen!^ a reach 
th'' exijccted total. 

l/nder these cojidirii ns tiolwj«ly 
can very well hope for a i»-Iii' f i«ni 



m^n. having but a .-sinj'o woman of any kind of tmtri. As ?» aia«t«r 
m«mber. ' • , ' . „,. 1^^ ^'^'^^ there will be non«.- tint will 



lighten the burden of the r*Bk and 
(lie of the show business. Of course 
it may mean something In the lift 
of extra people In pictures and oth* 
ers of the protession whose in* 
comes make penny counting a ne* 
cesslty — to know that the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury favors cutting 
out what he calls the "nuisance" 
taxes. If he has his way we're go* 
Ing to be able In the near future 
to get our soda without that cent 
tax. 

Put Mellon docs not favor doing 
away with admission taxes. In all 
probability exhibitors are going to 
have to keep on charging 99 cents 
— and getting only 90 cents of it— 
and producers are going to have to 
continue getting their 10 per cent, 
tax as well. But, except that most 
people consider this as much of a 
"nuisance" tax as the others, It has 
never been suggested that it has 
actually hurt business. 

The one cut in taxes which ths 
Secretary of the Treasury luts 
openly advocated and which hs 
hopes to have Congrress enact Into 
a law Is of direct concern to a rela« 
tively few men In the show business 
— a few men and fewer women. It 
affects people with incomes of a 
half million and more. But for 
these people It means a lot. 

The idea Secretary Mellon has is 
simple. He figures that men of 
great wealth — being able to get 
along whether they are. actively at 
work or not— find it bad business to 
engage In transactions when they 
know that 70 per cent of what they 
get out of such transactions will 
wind up in the Treasury of ths 
United States In the form of a sur- 
tax. So under present conditions 
these men are refusing to engage in 
any transactions of any kind. 

All their Idle money long ago was 
put Into tax exempt securities and 
there It is going to stay so long as 
present tax rates are what they 
are. 

The Secretary of the Treasury 
thinks It is better to get half of 
something than 100 per oent. of 
nothing. In other words hs farors ^ 
reducing these surtaxes SO per 
cent, and by so doing encouraga 
the big fellow to come back Into 
active business. 

While at first sight this Idea 
would seem to concern only rela* 
tively few millionaires in ths pro- 
fession, this Is not In fact tho 
truth. Indirectly all will svsntually 
benefit by the move. 

If the multi-millionaire ones 
again finds It attractive to do bus- 
iness — sooner or later he is going 
to do business with the man who 
Is, say, worth only half a million. 
Maybe It will be a real estate tran- 
saction. The big fellow will sell a 
piece of property to the little fellow. 
The little fellow will pitch Jn and 
Improve the property — meaning 
work for men now idle — meaning 
money In circulation that for sev- 
eral years has been locked up ia 
safe deposit boxes — meaning Just 
that much more money to be paid 
across box ofUce shelves — meaning 
Just that much more prosperity for 
the theatre. 

Business is rotten all over ths 
country. Nobody In this Adminis- 
tration makes any bones about ad- 
mitting It. But that Isn't all of 
tho picture. Every last one is an 
optimist. They're working— work- 
ing harder and longer hours than 
any other bunch of men in ths 
whole country— to get things 
straightened out. And those of us 
who have come to know them in ths 
three months they've been on tho 
Job share their optimism. 

Take Wallace, for Instance- 
Wallace of Des Moines — the Sec- 
retary of Agriculture. Certainly hs 
Is a farmer — or was one once — but 
that's Just a beginning of a descrip- 
tion of the man. He's big, broad, 
educated In the real sense of ths 
word. And he's full of real ideas. 

He explained In a talk that nat* 
nrally enough Industry has got to 
have cheap food If It Is going to 
compete with any chance of suc- 
cess with European products. But 
¥<il»; ti»Hro.«id r«Lt<i« w>jiat they are 
your farmer is producing foodstuffs 
at a loss when his charge — plus 
the railroad's charge — makes It Im- 
possible for him to meet prlee« of 
foodKtuflfa from South America. 

If Industry In the east Is going 
to buy food where It can buy it 
cheapest— and under present con- 
ditions that means South America 
— the great farming sections of ths 
middle west are going to go broke. 
Rut— and hero is another of those 
l)lg huts- Secretary W^allace is sure 
this isn t going to happen. 

The farnnMM of tho country are 
Koing to find their business restored 
to a condition of pre-vsar prosper- 
ity just 1' surely as every other 
line of busine^M will — If the AVallaro 
i<h a becom«'.s a fact— ju'^t as soon 
as tho railioad situatiun Is reme- 
dl'd. 

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Players should at this period of the year 
give themselves paid pubHcity, to inform the 
theatrical profession in general they are open 
for an engagement next season or are engaged. 

Vaudeville, Musical Comedy, the Legit, and 
pictures need people all the time. Among them 
may be those who will compete for your services. 

Now is the time — the summer time. Routes 
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tHIS ARTIST SAID IT COULD NEVER BE DONE! 






Hotel liartin, 

8ioux Citjr. lowm. 

May 20th, 192L 



Dear Mr. AThec: 

Ck)nslderably over a year ago you sent our letters to members of the vaudeville 
profession aakin? their opinions as to how they were flndingr conditions In the differ- 
ent theatres; what kind of treatment they were receiving, generally; If they were 
noticing any changes, etc. 

The same letter asked for the co-operation of the performer to help make the 
conditions better; stated that it was tlie desire and wish of you and your associates 
p^ revolutionize vaudeville, and to put it on a higher level than it had ever attained, 
to erect theatres that would stand as monuments to those who made it possible to 
huild them. In short It was a letter that was an Invitation to every Vaudeville Artist 
irho desired to see a big step taken to fall in line and be a progressive, to lay aside the 
dd orders, to eliminate the feeling of hate, to cast aside the spirit of agitation, to ccme 
Into the fold and be as one big family of workers whose interests were also the Interests 
of those at the head. • 

I received one of those letters and in my reply I frankly stated that in my opinion 
you and your associates were up against a tough proposition, that you would never 
be able to revolutionize vaudeville, that you would hever be ai>lc to destroy that 
undercurrent of disloyalty, that, if you were to build theatres until Doomsday, you 
would never be able to create a feeling of good will and comradeship bctwe«n the vaudeville 
jjerformer and those at the hrad. 

I TAKE IT ALL JBACIv, SIR, for you and your associates have accomplished 
what you set out to do and even more. And in so short a, time! You have failed In 
nothing. The atmosphere has been freed of the old feeling of resentment. The con- 
ditions everywhere are such that the feeling of resentment cannot enter. One no 
longer hears the howls of discontent nor but very few words of fault finding. When 
misunderstandlngsi arise they are quickly and quietly adjusted. There is a place to take 
one's troubles and there are those who arc glad to listen and help. The road has been 
made smooth. The day of the conscientious Vaudeville Artist has arrived; It's up to him. 
If he Is willing to work and has the goolls to deliver he need have no fear of the men 
With whom he is dealing. 

You, sir, your immediate assooiates and your representatives throughout the <*ountfy 
In the persons of the managers, their assistants, stage managers and their crews, 
leaders of orchestras and their musicians, are all to be commended for this welcome and 
remarkable change for the better. 

V. Sincen ly your.*?, 

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BUT MR. ALBEE WAS 5JEVER DISHEARTENED 



My dear Mr. Jackson: 



May 24th, 1921. 



Yours of May 20th received. In tlie third paragraph of your letter you say, "I 
received one of these letters that you sent out and In my -eply I frankly stated that 
you and your assoclatps tv^cro up agaiii»i tt lough p«opo»ilio«,'* I received many Icttors" 
of a similar nature In resi>onse to mine, but I was not disheartened. When a resolution 
la made which Is for the benefit of others and which Is devoid of selfishness, exceptlnir* 
of oourse, the natural desire to participate In any good that might come from such a 
movement a^ the managers started, by continuing our splendid plan as laid out, turning 
neither to the right nor to the left but steering a straight course for the object In view, 
■omething Is bound to be accomplished. • . 

Thousands o' audevlUe artists have been made happy by the Improved conditions 
now existing, which according to the letters I receive and which are published would indi- 
cate th3.t this co-operative movement on the part of the artists and the managers to better 
each other; to recognize each other on an equal footing, not as master and man, but as, 
brother and sister, Is having Its effect. This course has been followed now for 
the past three years. Every promise that has been made has l>een kept; every Improvement 
in our business consistent with the running of the same In a practical way has been 
made; the sick have been taken care of; there is a loan department for those in temporary 
distress ;% he re Is axj insuninee of_JlJ)Op on tlie life of each paid-up member of the N. V. A-.; 
contracts have twm IrtScT^ .simple and are being lived up to, and when there Is a violation 
of these contracts, adjustments thereof arc quickly made. All this would Indicate that 
there has been some advancement. 

Your letter recognizing these Improvenionts, and your frank statement as to how 
you felt at the time of the receipt of my letter and how you feel now after experiencinflr 
these advancements. I sincerely trust is the general feeling among the artists, for It is 
our sincere and serious purpose to go on with this work, and as fast as conditions allow 
without disturbing the buslne.ss to mnke other impi-ovements from time to time. 

The benefits at the Hippodrome and the Manhattan Opera House, Sunday night, 
netted over $100,000. This money will l>e used entirely for the artists. Not one dollar 
of it will be paid out for anything except the expense of conducting the N. V. A. on a 
liberal basl.i for Its members; taking care of the sick; burning Its dead; loaning its 
members money; looking after those who are unable any longer to look after themselves, 
and In many, many other ways. The money received from the National Vaudeville Day 
goes Into a fund to take care of the Insurance. 

The N. V. A., I am pleased to say, i.s being recognized as one of the most modem 
Institutions for the carrying out of ethical conditions; for establishing proper working 
and social relations and for the betterment of all employed In the vaudeville business, 
whether they be house employees, stage crew, musicians, managers, or those at the 
head of circuits. We have put ourselves on record by the work that has been done, 
to take an interest in each other's welfare. The co-operation that the managers have, 
given me has been wonderful, and I can say the same thing about the artists. I have 
not been denied any reasonable consideration and have had splendid suggestions and 
material help from all in the work that Is being done. 

Thanks very mu<^ for your letter. 



Cordially, 



K. F. ALBEBL 



BROADWAY SUFFERING 

(Continued from page 14) 

•ral non-musical shows. In one 

case ♦a four company cast is now 

pared down so that It can break 

even with a $3,000 gross. Other 
attractions refusing to go into cut 
rates have called the season off. 

The season holds two big shows 
which are closing and which will 
Dot go on tour In the fall. One i.s 
•Deburau," which will be taken off 
at the ]^elasco, Saturday, and 
•^lair de Lune" announced to stop 
next week at the Empire. '"De- 
burau" was the dramatic smash of 
the season. "Clair" depended 
Biostly on the draw of Its stars 
(John and Ethel Barry more), but 
the takings have side-slipped to 



about one-third of the capacity, the 
to.ssing away any chance of reviving 
patronage by maintaining the $5 
scale with which It started. 

In addition to "Debureau," the 
definite closings this week are 
"The Bad Man," Ritz; "Miss Lulu 
Belt," Belmont; "The Champion," 
Longacre; "Welcome Stranger," 
Sam H. Harris; "Rollo's Wild Oat," 
Pun< h and Judy; "The Right Girl," 
Times Square; "Little Old Now 
York," riyniouth. That the closing 
will be added to was Indicated by 
the weak hou.ses up to Wednesday. 

Five attractions got the benefit 
of a gamble with the weather by 
offering a matinee Monday (Deco- 
ration Day). Threatening clouds 
keep enough people in town to .sup- 
I>ly capacity trade to all the spe- 



cial matinees. One so favored was 
"Sun-Kist" the Fanchon and Marco 
revue at the Globe. This attraction 
should have a better second week 
than the first, when $11,000 was 
bettered. The bad Saturday break 
pulled the show's pace down, from 
what should have been over a $13,- 
000 gait. "Shuffle Along," the 
colored show at the 63rd Street 
fared well for that attraction, get- 
ting about $6,700. This show has 
cut the Wednesday matinee, insert- 
ing a n.idnight performance on the 
same day instead. 

"Liliom"' did the unexpected In 
the move to the Fulton, getting 
well over $15,000 last week (first 
uptown), which is 40 per cent. 
better that at the Garrick. Tlu 
latter house la staging a two 



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ly, in an emer* 
/ gency, you 

find it necessary to 
lend or borrow. Ko- 
tex, the new sanitary 
napkins, are inex- 

Eensive enough to 
eep a generous sup- 
ply on hand. At all 
stores and shops 
that cater to women. 

Celiucotton 
Products Conr>pany , 
208 So. La Salle St., 
Chicago, III. 









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weeks revival of '"John Ferguaon," 
For the bulk of the long run non- 
musical fiuccesaes a pace of $10,000 
is figured big for lliiH time of the 
season. Four such attractions are 
hovering around that figure. None 
of the Jong runs plays are over the 
mark with the exception of 
"Liphtnjn'". Attractions under the 
$10,000 pace are pooling with the 
iiouse or are on the \ejge of 
stopping. 

This week there arc two new at- 
tractions in the gDJriif. "Snap- 
siiots" thr new Selwyti revu»: wax 
postponed from Muntiay to a 
Thursdiiy premiere. "(Jo'd" the 
dramatic piece produced by John D. 
Williams opened at the Frazee 
WtdncMlay night. 

Next week brings a brace of new 
musical shows, "The Whirl of 
iJroadwny," which started out as 
"The Belle of New York" and which 
is due to relight the Winter Garden 
and "The Broadway Whirl," which 
was on the road as the "Century 
Midnight Whirl." No important 
Qiusical offerings are listed after 
these two until the "Follies," which 
is dated for the Globe, June 20. 
Next week the (Jreenwich Village 
theatre emerges from moth balls to 
house the Audrey Mujison film, 
"IleedlcKs^Iotlis." Tiiat the back- 
ers selecft^ Wrn liny village house 
instead of a pick of a number of 
Broadway theatres, indicates the 
rental idea for special picture show- 
ings is still on. 

The ticket agencies rejiort every- 
thing slipping, but some attrac- 
tion.'; jnt.ludf-d .are atanding up at 



tho box ofHoes. They, of coursa^ 
are the few remaining smash ezcep* 
tlons. The buys are eleven In num« 
bcr: "Biff, Bing Bang" (Ambassa- 
dor); "Deburau" (Belasco). "Oreeri 
Goddess* (Booth), "Last Walts" 
(Century), "Two Little Girls in 
Blue" (Cohan), "Liliom" (Fulton), 
"Tho Tavern" (Hudson), "Nice Peo^ 
pie" (Klaw), "First Year" (Little), 
"Sally" (New Amsterdam), "Just 
Married" (Shubert). 

The cut rate list has dodlned over' 
the number offered last week, tho 
several withdrawals accounting for 
that. The list Is "Little Old New- 
York" (Plymouth), "The Champion'* 
(Longacre), "June Love" (Knicker-^ 
bock«-r), "Welcome Stranger" (Har- 
ris) "Sun-Kist" (Globe), "Broken 
Wing" (48th Street), "Tyranny of 
Love" (Cort), 'Honeydcw" (Casino), 
"Lulu Bett" (Belmont), "Lovo 
Birds" (Apollo), "Biff, BIng, Bang" 
(Ambassador), "The Right Girl" 
(Times Square), "Tho Ghost Be- 
tween" (39th Street). "Shuffle 
Along" (63d Street), "Just Married" 
(Shubert), "Rollo's Wild Oat" 
(Punch and Judy). 



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2— X comedy, FI!M. .STA<;K. Mai*' an<1 r»»n)jlr. 

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1« what some people M17 re advertisinir in Variety, yen. th<>y have aaid It to us. but Mr. Albee aUverliPea in Variety to actora — an«i 
managers, too. We claim that there la not a bookintc manager or houae manager who has not read Mr. Albee'a ada. ao If he ma 
reach tho managcra that way. we have h^ne* of doing the aame. Of courae. If actora read our ada too, why. we can't atop 'em. In- 
cidentally, what do you think, Mr. Manager, of what Variety's Chicago critic said of our act not long ago? 

KIMBKRLT A PAfiK WKRR THK 1 NRIVALKD 8IIOW8TOrPKR. HIT AND FAVORITR •• A CORKING SKETCH •* 
I^VIillS, APPLAUSE AND SMASHING ENCORK •• THET WORK HARD, HPKKDII.Y AND DRl-^I.V. "Oh." aomc actors aay. 
"they got that because they ndveriiae." but we didn't advertlae in the Atlanta Journal: TK.4%KSTY ON MOVIES TOPS PROGRAM! 
A CLEVER SATIRE •• EASILY UEADIJNE8 •• CAPABLE STAGE ARTISTS •• DANDY PERSONALITIES •• VERY AT- 
TRACTIVE ACT; nor In the Atlanta Time*: «« MINtTES OF FLN OF MOST UNEXPE< TED SORT •• A NOVELTY FIXL OF 
COMEDY SITUATIONS; and Miss Page doesn't know the fellow who said this In th^ Atlanta Conntitution: »liSS HELEN PAGE IS 
AS CLEVER AND EASY TO LOOK UPON AS ANY SCREEN BEAUTY •• SHE Rl NS AtVAY VITII ALL HONORS; and ahe didn't 
have dinner with this gu.v of the Charleston Times: MISS HELEN PAGE IS CHIEF! A COMEDIENNE WITH PUI^ING PERSON- 
ALITY •• HAPPY, SNAPPY LITTLE WOMAN •• FETCHING CINEMA QUEEN •• ACT A WINNER; uiul all that thia co!>i uh«i 
throe cent* for the paper. Rockford Register: "LOCATION" SPAKKLFX ♦• OODLES OK PEP •• AUDIENCE LIKED IT. We 
paid the same for this in the Rockford Star: SATIRE ON MOVIES WELL LIKED! SON(iS WERE SNAPPY. AlJi>0 REPARTEE 
OF VAMP. Way down Routh we saw thi.-. In tho Jacksonville Leader: MISS PACiE I>OES SOME EX<'El»T10NALLY CLEVER 
THINGS •• DYNAMIC •• NEVER OVERDONE •• INSPIRATIONAL •• HAPPILY STAGED *• REPLETE WITH COMEDY 
AND GOOD SITUATIONS. A brother artist called our attention to this in the Nashville TonnoF.sroan ONE OF THE C.\TCH1EST 
VAUDEVILLE SKITS OF THE YEAR *• BRIGHTEST ACT SEEN AROUND •• PROVLD OF KKKN INTEREST •• BRIGHT 
LINES CARRY IT "OVER" IN A BIG WAT. This critic from Iowa paid little but mount mut li in the iMvonport Iumh. & l.iad.r 
MOVIE SAllRK HEADS COLUMBIA BILL! DEVOTEES OF Tif E FILM DRAMA, AND S( OI< EEKS OF THE ART WERE EQUAL- 
LY ENTERTAINED. If this one doesn't get us a route next season from Norfolk l.amlniiirU: KIMBKKLY & PAGE OCCUPY THE 
HEADLINE POSITION •• THEY ARE CLEVER •• MISS P.AGE HAS MAGNETIC PKRsON ALITV : thm thin «ie puroly wiil 
from the Cliailcnooga Tiinos: "LOCATION" HEADS CiOOD IlILLI 20 MINUTES OK KKEI. I I .N ** IIU^HI.Y ENTERTAININCJ •♦ 
HELEN PAGE IS EXCEI*TIONALLY GOOD. And so we give quhl pro quo. 



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IN ANT CIT T 
EAST OF CHICAQO 
WITH POPULATION 
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ADMISSIONS CHECK-UP 

(Continued from page 15) 

or section must be accompanied by 
the lull 10 per cent. tax. 

A theatre Is permitted to reduce 
Its prices. In the case of chopping, 
the tickets in a certain section of 
the house are sold under the printed 
price on the coupons. AVlienevcr 
such reductions are made the law 
prosiribes that the reduced price be 
stamped or printed upor. the tlcl<et, 
else the full tax is required. 

It is not alone enough that the 
theatre itself does not benefit by 
sucli reduced tax collection. Though 
the theatre dors not profit the gov- 
ernment is cheated, according to 
the law. The systems of reduced 
ticket sales and r^nUiced taxes work 
to a disadvantage on the cut rate 
ticket ofllees. which are required to 
collect the full tax regard u^«»k of the 
sale price of tickets and liave done 
so right along. 

It wa.s known in the cut rate of- 
fices that there was a dl.Terence in 
tlie tux colh'Ction in the same houses 
wliere tickets were on the "two for 
one" i>htn, but the matter was up 




to the collector's representatives 
and no complaint was filed from 
that source. The "two for one" sys- 
tem haa been an actual disad- 
vantage to the cut rate offices be- 
cause patrons could get the •same 
reduction at the box otllcc and paid 
but one-half the tax. 

An attraction recently returned 
to Broadway for a repeat engage- 
ment worked out the cut rate 
schemes to the last degree. The 
management made a deal with the 
ctit rate ofTices, who guaranteed to 
handle $2,500 weekly. On top of 
that the "two for one" .system was 
started. Prices on the lower floor 
were topped at $3. the balcony wna 
s( aled at $3 and $2.50, and the prices 
for the gallery were jerked up to 
$1.G5 and $1. This - leanl an actual 
increase In prices, but as the entire 
house was available to the cut rate 
systems the management figured on 
It aching a gross of little more than 
one-half of the house's money ca- 
pacity as counted up by the scale. 
That sum over one-half was the 
•sale at the box ofTlce at the straight 
I)rices to persons not in on the cut 
rate idea. 

Regarding the checking up of the- 
atres on the admissions taxes, It 
was said that agents would have 
no way of telling how many tickets 



were sold on tho "(wo for one" plan 
and therefore no definite sum could 
be claimed by the collector in case 
it was decided tho collection was 
not regular. That explain ; the sup- 
posed penalties reported pending. 
It was also said that certain the- 
atres, not sure of wlietlicr tho re- 
duced tax collection was legal, con- 
tinued the practice taking a chance 
that the revenue men would i ule on 
the matter dilferently. 



Henry 

Angeles 
Feusier, 
Russel, 



tho I^os 

Norman 

Howard 

Johnny 



STOCKS 

(Continued from pase 14) 

granted if the two parties can agree 
upon terms. 

Seattle, June 1. 
After five years with the Wilkes 
Players, Fanchon Kverhart, char- 
acter actress, goes to Los Angeles 
to join Thomas Wilkes* stock com- 
pany In that city. Alexis Luce, 
leading man of the Wilkes Players, 
will go to Denver, where he will 



become leading man ol Mr. Wilkes' 
company at the Uenham. 

Hall will join 

company, while 

Flmmet Vogan, 

Krman Scavey, 
Nickerson aiul Mary Thorne will go 
to Salt Lake City to join Mr. Wilkes' 
new company there. Director 
Charles D. Pitt and Jane Morgan 
will leave for the East, where Miss 
Morgan will appear in a new pro- 
duction on Broadway. 

The Maitland, San Francisco, will 
close a 40-week season of dramatic 
stock June 8. 

The Majestic Players opened a 
summer stock season at th« Ma- 
estic, psttsfield, Mass.. Monday, with 
"The Eternal Magdalene." Julia 
Dean heads the company and Mor- 
timer Weldon Is leading man. Elea- 
nor Brent, Marcie Abbe. Brandon 



THEATRES 



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110 West lOth St.. N. T. City, N. T. 



Evans. Alan Wilson, Arthur Morris, 
Edward Lyons, Carrie Lowe and 
Edward Harford comprise the bal- 
ance of the cast. H. Chapman Ford 

I is stage director and Wade L. Mor- 

I gan house manager. 

[ Ruth Taylor, a Troy girl, opened 
I with the Malcolm I'assett Players 
I in Albany last week, replacing Mil- 
j dc^ Cheshire. 

j The Wilkes Players at the Den. 
1 ham, Denver, will take a four week'stj 
' vacation commencing July 2. It will 
! he the first time in two vears th» 
I Denham has been dark. 

1 H. Chapman Ford has joined th»| 

stock in Pittsfield. Mass., as staf 
j manager. 

1 Harrisburg. Pa., got iis second 
stock when the Harrisburg Play- 
ers opened Decoration Day at 
Paxlang Park. Dor Burroughs, 
FMna Hibbard. Harry Lyons, Helen 
Wayne, Max Walzman, Helen Ncfl, 
Dorothy Burton, Howard Chai 
Alice Baker are in the cast. "Scan- 
dal" flr.st. staged by Harry Andrews 

Joseph A. Golden, film director, \»] 
sponsoring a dramj^tic stock organ 
ization which opened at tho Grand 
Theatre. Trenton. N. J.. May 2 
Miriam Doyle and Ben Ta^gart a 
the leading players, the first offer 
ing being "Adama and Kva." Fran 
McCoy Is the stage Ulrcctor. 

The Blaney stock r.t the Crescen' 
Brooklyn closed Saluiday. 

The Picker stock in Winston -S^ 
lem, N. C, opened last w*»ek. Tl 
company is playing two bills a weei 




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King : 

say of 
Taylor Trunks 

lor tn^eniX} years 
Taylor TruriJ(s have 
ii'tvcn us absolute sat- 
isfacllon. There is 
no suhslilute. 



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Est. Henry C. Miner, Inc. 



I^eo Henning stepped into the 
Carl Hyson role in "Snapshot^" this 
week in time to open with the show. 



EVELYN BLANCHARD 

I4»3 BROADWAY NEW YORK CITY 

8e« Me for Big Thne Rr<itrlct«d Material, 

8krtohe«, Cotnedj Acts. 8injrl««. Et«. 

AcU Rrwrlttfn. Rrlwarsetl and Openings Arrangpd. 



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BURLESQUE CLUB JAMBOREE 

CALL 

I-.adles and Gentlemen Volunteering Their Services for th« 

Second Annual Jamboree of the Burlesque Chil) 

TO BB GIVEN AT 

the Columbia Theatre, Sunday Night, June 12 

.V WILL PI.KASK A.«;SF:>tl:i,K I'OR • 

/'■':'A:^^:- -V REHEARSAL 

'"'^ • CV TirE STACK or IMIK 

Columbia Theatre, Broadway and 47lh Street 
: , at 10 A. M. Monday, June 6 

/;, ,; EV EUYliOI>r SllUVr.I. IIKSPONP TO THIS (M,I.. 

^ JAMES E. COOPER 

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European Tour: Direction of William Morris 



NEWS OF THE DAILIES 



Due to American L.ei?lon protests 
no circus parade was allowed in 
Boston Memorial Day. 



A juiy Including flv« women 
awarded $1,040 to Alice Robinson in 
a suit brought against* Joeeph Ger- 
rald Fuller, English writer, for 
breach of promise to marry. The 
plaintiflC alleged he borrowed $500 
from her to go to England to claim 
a vast estate and never subsequent- 
ly turned up, but instead married 
and settled down in Trenton. 



Vivian Martin will address the 
Girl's Matinee Club on changing 
fashions in matinee girls today. 



operetta. Franz Molnar's "The 
Wolf" will be its basis. 



At the luncheon In his honor 
gi en by the Catholic Actors' Guild, 
Archbishop Hayes declared he saw 
little difference between the stage 
and society. 



to be used 
"Scandals.- 



la his new edition of 



Sensational stories from Boston 
this week declared a $100,000 fund 
had been raised by picture magnates 
to suppress stories of an orgy, and 
linked District Attorney Nathan 
Tufts with the exposure. It was 
denied by all concerned. 



Suit brought against the music 
publishers, Oliver Ditson Co., over 
••In the Sweet By and By," by 
Joseph P. Webster was finally set- 
tled last week for $56,000, after 15 
years in the Federal courts. The 
author and 15 attorneys connected 
with the case died during its course. 



Ruth Rollins made her debut as a 
prima donna In "The Right GlrU" 

Robert M. Ryland. chief porter at 
the^ivoll, Is sergeant in the Police 
Reserves. The Rodman "Wanamaker 
merit medal was presented te him 
at the Fort Hamilton air station 
Sunday. 



On the eve of sailing for Italy 
Emma Trentini gave out an inter- 
view saying she had found as beau- 
tiful singing voices among Ameri- 
can girls as among Italians. 



The English censor has objected 
to the title, •Mecca," fearing it will 
offend Mohammedans. 



Hugh Stanislaus Stange and Miss 
Dorothy Manhelm have taken out a 
marriage licence. 



Tirson A Co. were denied an in- 
junction to restrain the Hotel Astor 
from ousting the ticket brokers from 
the hotel's lobby. Justice Tierney 
practically sustained the manage- 
ment's contention that charges for 
tickets were exorbitant and reacted 
on the hotel because of the attitude 
taken by patrons. 

Mile. Mltty. engaged for the Zieg- 
feld "Folinfis." where she will dance 
the dances she daneed in Paris, ar- 
rived this week on the Lafayette 
and had her picture taken before 



she was met at the pier by Gilbert 
Miller, who engaged her. This 
spoiled a neat press stunt whereby 
Mile. Mltty was never to appear In 
public unveiled. 

Burr Mcintosh, speaking to the 
ship strikers, is reported to have 
urged them to get together and take 



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1580 Broadway New York CI 



THE HIXON-CONNELLY STUDIOS 



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John Charles Thomas Is to be 
starred by Charles Dillingham In an 



JAMES MADISON says 

Owins to the large numb<»r of vaudeville 
acta and burleiiQue showa I have con- 
tracta to write, will not leave for Cali- 
fornia thla year until Sept. 1st. Still at 
tha old atand. 1493 Broadway. New York. 



Edward V. Darling, booking agent 
for Kei^h, has bought the American 
rights to a sketch by Rostand and 
two by Max Deerbohm. 



Frank Manning 

(FRANK ■. CURTS)— Address Wanted. 

Important. 
BOX 17H. ATLANTA, OA. 



America's Most DUiingaUhed Phoiographen*' 

announce the opening of their third studio located in 

CHICAGO 

508 Fine Arts Building 
410 South Michigan Boulevard . 

TELEPHONE WABASH t41f 

Mr. Connelly will be in complete charge this summer ai 
extends to the profession a cordial invitation to call and s( 
his recent photographic efforts of people of prominence 
the theatrical, social and diplomatic world. 



"Shufne Along," at the 63d Street 
Music Hall, will give no Wednesday 
matinees, but instead a midnight 
performance every Wednesday. 



After a raid on Paul McHale'x 
hotel In Worcester last week liquor 
valued at over $80,000 was seized. 
The entrance of the agents started 
a riot in the dining room. 



George White has applied for pat- 
ents on several new/ pcenic devices 



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FANTON 

and his company 

beg to announce 
the initial public appearance of their .., 

"PALACE 




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Your presence is earnestly requested 

June 6-8 — Keith's Hamilton 
June 9-12 — Keith's Jefferson, N. Y. 



Eastern Representative 

H.B. MARINELL! 



Western Representative 

SIMON AGENCY 



Millions of people nowa- 
days keep completely free 
from corns. 

At the first sign of a corn 
they use Blue-jay — the liquid 
or the plaster. The pain then 
stops. In a little while the 
whole corn loosens and comes 
out. 

People who pare corns 
keep them. People who use 
old treatments — harsh, unsci- 
entific — do themselves injus- 
tice. 



There is now a scientific 
corn ender. A famous chem- 
ist perfected it. This world- 
famed laboratory supplies it 
through druggists every- 
where. , 

It is at your call. A touch 
will apply it Its use seals the 
fate of a corn. 

At least 20 million corns 
yearly are now ended in this 
easy, gentle way. Apply it to 
one corn tonight. Watch 
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"LONDON BELLES'* 
•'TWINKLE TOES*v 
"PEEK A BOO" 
"JINGLE JINGLE'* , 
"JOY BELLES" 
"TOWN SCANDALS'* 

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ABE REYNOLDS' REVUE 
"HELLO, 1922" 



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GAM HOWE'S' NEW SHOW 
HARRY HASTINC? *KNICK KNACKS' 
BILLY WATSON'S BIO SHOyV 
'STROLLING PLAYERS'V »' /'^ 
**BIG WONDER SHOW" •'•^^' 'f '" v:-'^ 

^'CREENWICH VILLAGE REVUE ' 
**ODDS AND ENDS" 
*TICK TACK TOE" 
•WORLD OF FROLICS" 



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••'CUDDLE UP" 
••BITS OF BROADWAY" 
'HARVEST TIME" . 
**FOLLIES OF THE DAY" 
"FLASHLIGHTS OF 1922' 
LEW KELLY SHOW 
•^^STEP LIVELY GIRLS' 
••GIRLS DE LOOKS** 
•SPORTING WIDOWS" 
*MAIDS OF AMERICA'* 



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MOLLIE WILLIAMS* BIG SHOW 
DAVE MARION'S OWN SHQW. 
JACK SINGER SHOW t • 

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a cut in wages, as President Hard- 
ing wouldn't bo with the Shipping 
Board and against them If they were 
right. Tliis precipitated a riot from 
which the police rescued Mr. Mc- 
intosh. ;' ' 



The road tour of a spreialty com- 
pany under the ausj)lced of the 



American Committee for Relief In 
Ireland began In Atlantic City 
Wednesday evening. In the com- 
pany are Chauncey Olcott, Mmc. 
Mario Marrelle, Van and Schenck, 
Frank McClynn. Eddie Dowling, 
J. C. Nugent, Zera Roehm, the 
Mo.scani Family and others. 




Ethel Barrymore will bo the chief 
honoro<l guest at the public yanibol 
of tlie Lamba. 



Zona (lale won the Pulitzer prize 
for the best Dlay of the year with 
her "Miss Lulu Bett," and the Co- 
lumbia School of Journalism is at- 
tending the show In a body. 



The "Greenwich Village Follie.s," 
after its downtown opening, plan 
moving up to the Park Theatre. 



ALBOLENE 

If you are still Wing annoyed by 
sticky or watery creams, just try 
ALBOL£NE— you will find it u 
joy. Cuts the grease instantly and 
keeps the fiicje smooth and soft, 
preventing make-up poisoning. 

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J. Stanley Joyce, husband of 
Peggy Hopkins, filed answer to the 
show-girl's application for alimony, 
making sensational charges, and 
alleging that his experience with 
the gin cost him $1,398,316. He de- 



clares that Peggry numbered among 
her admirers an Albanian Prince 
without an estate, a Duke, an army 
lieutenant who killed himself after 
he had ruined himself to provide 
luxuri<^s for her, a New York re.s- 
tauraiit keeper and a "nobo<ly." 



The Actors' Equity Assotlation, l>o- 
ginnin?.? next June, plays u yearly 
8-perfO!i»iance festival in which 
pre.s« iitations of the classics ancient 
and niodern will be made. It is 
analoiAdiis to the Stratford Idea, but 
not rujiiined to Shakesi)cur«'. 



gust 1, at the Beiie Claire Country 
Club Freeport, L. I. Ten men will 
be p.iired In twoeomes The scribes 
will clash with the Lambs Club 
golfers at the Greenwich Country 
Club some Lime in August. 



The s«at auction for the Lambs' 
Oamlxil at the Hippodrome reached 
last y«ar s high figures. Heavy buy- 
ers wero Madison Corey. Fred 
Stono, H. J. Greenhut, Emmett Cor- 
rigan, K. H. Burnside. Charl«*.s Win- 
ningcr. I'rank Case and Charles Dil- 
lingham. 



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Universal Service brought word 
this week from Paris that Elsie 
Janl.s and Harry Pilcer would co- 
star in the French version of "Peg 
o* My Heart," under the manage- 
ment of Yves Mlrandc. 



Atlantic City 1b planning a na- 
tional stadium with projects of 
important athlctio Interest Bchcd- 
uled to take place within lt.«^ borders 
at frequint Intervals. The principal 
intere.st thereto began with talk of 
the l)<mpsey-Carpentler ll^ht and 
it has Krown constantly .since that 
event moved upstate. A consider- 
able i)or«i»»n of the capital required 
has bci'n pledged. It Is planned to 
combine a track, bicycle course, 
.stivljinn and arena with concrete 
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The Times publishes a digest of 
Kjiiaion r«»Iating to Carman lilm.s. 
The net conclusion, gathered from 
recent American visitors to the 
fatherland, is Geirnan lilms are un- 
Hiiited by subject and method for the 
most part to the American market. 



A report of the Trenton teachers' 
association to the Hoard of FJduca- 
tion tlicre shows that over 60 per 
cent, of the school children In the 
.Jersey city attend picture shows. 
Tho associations will combine to 
bring better pictures to the city. 



Beu\ah Livingstone will leave 
June 7 for a thrt?e months' trip 
abroad on the Mauretania. 



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VARIETY 



Friday, Jui>e 3. 1921 



The Resurrection of 

Clrtuartr Clarfe 

Hark Ye and Know Ye 




That ROSE & CURTIS, who are vaudeville directors, 
Itake pleasure in stating to you that on information and 
belief and of their own personal knowledge that EDWARD 
CLARK, the popular playwright, was for many years an 
actor — and a good one, we OPINE. (And we are not alone 
in our opinion.) ^,. ^ 

Just five years ago he retired from VAUDEVILLE, to devote his time ex- 
clusively to PLAYWRITING and DIRECTING. Hei has been extremely suc- 
cessful and has covered himself with glory, we again opine — and we are not alone 
, In our opinion. 

Mr. Clark is responsible for the following: ''HONEY ClRir ''DE LUXE ANNIES 
''YOU'RE IN LOVEr ''OH WHAT A ClRir 'TURS AND FRiLLSr ''LITTLE 

MISS CHARITY r **COAT TALESr etc.. etc. 

. >■• . 

V We have always felt that talent such as he possesses should not be withheld 
from the masses who go in for entertainment, and so we have induced him to 
return to thie stage, under our management. 

GEORGE M. COHAN has made good his statement that be could play THE 
VAGABOND. better than any living actor, and we are stealing a little of his 
'thunder in saying that the same speech goes for EDWARD CLARK when it 
comes to his own particular style of work. ^ 

Again we opine (and again we are not alone in our opinion) that for Char- 
acterizations and Song-Readings, Mr. Clark runs a dead heat with the two fa- 
mous stars, HARRY LAUDER and ALBERT CHEVALIER. 

t,, At any rate, this is our story, and we intend to stick to it. ■-■-"'■.. 

We invite you to see Mr. Clark next week at B. S. Moss' Broadway Thea- 
Ire— and we also extend the invitation to the critical gentlemen of the New York 
press, who, we understand, in the past have been liberal in their panning and 
praise of Mr. Clark in his legitimate efforts. We would much like to have those 
same gentlemen see him in vaudeville. 

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B. S. MOSS' BROADWAY THEATRE NEXT WEEK (JUNE 6) 



#r HIP Iin)£CISI(Hr 

(Continued from pair* li) 
ua peopU hAT* been re-engmg^ 
so far. Seyeral attractions for next 
seaoon have been reported made 
from time to Ume, but whether such 
contracts are subject to cancellation 
ia not known. 

According to information around 
the Hip the trouble reallj lies in 
the supposed demands of increases 
by the stage hands. There are 180 
men back stage, exclusive of the 
wardrobe department, whose aver- 
age wages this season was $42 
weekly. Because of the two per- 
formances dally the clearers at the 
Hip have earned considerably more 
than in other houses when for eight 
performances weekly the average 
clearer wage has been $26. 

The U. A. Realty Co., which con- 
trols the Hippodrome, is much in- 
terested In the growing operating 
expense. That the reported decrease 
in earnings for the season just 
ended were materially less than the 
season of 1919-20 is believed to be 
angled to the present situation. At 
the time of the strike at the Hip two 
years ago the company had tied up 
something like $300,000 in the pro- 
duction of "Happy Days," and it is 
now said the directors have ordered 
the production plans fpr the next 
show held up until some basis of 
agreement has been made. 

The rental charges on the Hippo- 
drome total around a quarter of a 
million dollars annually. Several 
times an attempt to lower the car- 
rying charges from a realty t>tand- 
point have been unsuccessfully 
made. The Hetty Green estate has 
a mortgage of $1,000,000 on the Hip. 
with a guaranteed interest of 6 per 
cent., which is one instance of the 
company being unable to cut down 
char^os. 

The outlook now is that the Hip's 
next show will have a later pre- 
miere than in years. Up to Wed- 
nesdaj' no decision was made re- 
garding an attempt to put pictures 
into the house for the summer. 



FORM REP. THEATRE 



New Organization Promises to Pro- 
duce Four Plays 



Five players now with the revival 
of "John Ferguson" and two other 
members have incorporated the 
Repertory theatre in New York 
State and will undertake to put on 
four productions each year. 

The players are Augustine Dun- 
can, Barry McCollom, Brandon 
Peters. Mary Hempden and Angela 
McCahill, and their associates 
among the incorporators are Wlt- 
ford Kane and Harmon MacGregor. 
The concern's first venture was the 
production of "Mixed Marriage." 
"The Cradle St)ng" also was put on 
at special matinees. 



AUTO THIEVES CAUGHT. 

Chicago. June 1. 

A gigantic auto theft ring cover- 
ing three States was dealt a death- 
blow here late today when a Fed- 
eral Grand Jury indicted twenty- 
three alleged members of the band. 
Eight of the indicted were Chi- 
cagoans, while one was Deputy 
Sheriff Albert Brankov of Kenosha, 
Wis. 

Th3 band, according to Depart- 
ment of Justice agents, stole ma- 
chines in Chicago and sold them 
throughout Wisconsin and Michigan. 
Headquarters for the men disposing 
of stolen cars were in Kenosha, 
Wis., and Iron Mountain, Mich. 

Twelve stolen cars were recov- 
ered. 



NEW JERSEY CHARTERS 
Belmar Amusement Co., Belmar, 
$25,000; Robert A. Bullman, John 
C. Smith, Belmar; Robert Hll- 
dlnger, Trenton. 

L. R. Amusement Co., Inc., South 
Orange. $100,000; Louis Rosenthal, 
New York; Etta Bieber, Brooklyn; 
Irving Goldberg, Newark. 



TEXAS TALKS 




LAUREL LEE 

The Chummy Chatterer 



SAN ANTONIO SAYS 

LAUREL L££, DDHNUmr^ 

COMEDIENNE, TAKES &UEAT- 

£8T PART OF HONORS. 



With Laurel Lee. a diminutive, 
chic maid of beauty and gracei 
gathering the great«>!.st honors, it If 
difficult to seteot from the other aeU 
which one should be placed next thia 
wonderful little miss o£ the mimic 
woild. 

Miss Lee. when first appearing, 
gives one the impression that she is 
one of those ir.iported "French beb- 
bifs" but like a bolt from a clear aky 
she drops those mannerisms of voles 
and action to give one an imitation 
of English. American and Spanish 
£?irls. She is without doubt the "hit" 
(»f the bill. 



DALLAS DECLARES 

MaJrHtic 

Laurel Lee. piquant vision of lov- 
liness. and despite the fact an ex- 
tremely clever young woman, is 
about the best thing on this week's 
Majestic bill. In fact, she is about 
the most charming comc^dienne that 
has visited the Majestic in many 
months. A small girl with great big 
eyes and an engaging sraile, Mia 
Lee dances, sings and banters her 
audience until, at the show Sunday 
night, they insisted on a curtain 
talk. Her Imitation of a mademoi- 
selle which she does without an- 
nouncing that it is an imitation, if 
really an artistic bit of work, and 
men "who have been overseas will 
say that there was no young woman 
along Boulevard dt. Michel who wa« 
so thoroughly Parisian as Miss Lee. 
Half bold, half shy. she mixes hef 
French and English in charming 
disarray, with an accent that it 
perfect. „ ^..^ 

Incidentally the entire bill thll 
week is extremely good. 



AUSTIN AGREES 
LAUREL LEE 

ON WONDER 
MAJESTIC BILL 



Dainty and Rare Comedienai 
fiicores Sweeping Succcm •» 
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No. 33 



In union there is strength. The 4 Marx Bros, (count 
'•m 4) remain together and are successful. The success 
liat in the combination. They ail wear Eddie Mack 
clothes. Eddie Mack's success is similar union of good 
buying and good merchandising. To be strong sartor- 
iaily unite with an EDDIE MACK suit. Eddie will give 
you the right combination. . , _. 



1582-1584 Broadway 722-724 Seventh Ave. 

0pp. strand Theatre Qpp. Columbia Theatre 

Save 10 per cenL here with your N. V. A. card. 



The Columbus Instinct is in ercf/ 

It's human to like to discover no- 
table persons and things wp»*T 
they're still struggling out or w* 
emoryonic. 

Then hie to the Majestic and sue 
cumb to the lure of Laurel Lee. 

It may be your last cliance oe* 
foro Broadway sees her, holds ner 
captive and farav^ay vaudeville cir* 
cults see her no more. ,^ 

Just a slip of a girl is "J 
startling dynamo of the vaudeviuf 
stage, apparently not out of n* 
'teens. .« 

But she already has a rare Jf«» 
of talent and a compelling, allurinj 
personality that reaches out ow 
the footlights and makes an auoi 
cnoe licr very own. 

Rare Charm Possessed. 

All actors and actresses strltj 
for this power of making ^^^y' 
slightest word or movement a »** 
ii.'il for approval. 

But only rare ones, the milhonji 
candle power stars of the stag* 
achieve it. 

• And dainty Laurel liee. wM 
Thursday made even juzz-Iovinf 
I.oiiKhorns and their more di.c:nine« 
»l<h'rs her captives, has tliat gif- 

What Miss Lee Does. : 

\\ liat i.s she? 

A cometiionne. a liglit. hapPX"' 
voiced singer, a dancer and -- ^^''' 
art<T all, just little I-iurcl Lee. • 
lu'vv darling of the stage. 



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SS t. Sth St.. PhHadelpliia. Pa. 

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424 Earth Bleck. Dosvcr. C«l«. 



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E.iRpi^ium Mercantile Co.. St. Paul. Minn. 

JACK LAHEY 
218 TrcmoRt Street. Boiton. Mau. 

HARRY WALKER 
Galoty Theatre BIdf., Kansas City. Mo. 

FRANK F0S8 " 

S27 HamlHen Terrace, Baltimoro. Md. 



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18 BeUnap Street. Providence 

BARNEY HAGAN 
Pantagei BIdf.. San Franciieo, Cal. 

ROBERT EDGAR 
500 Montciius B!d|.. Seattle. Wash 



J. J. GERLACH 

312 Savoy Tliea. Building, Pittiburfh, Pa. 

MORT NATHAN 
207 Surerba Theatre BIdf . Lot Anielet, Cal 

ARTHUR WHITE 
408 Liadlcy Building. MinncapolU, Minn. 

CHAS. WARREN 
7-A Soho Square. Loadon. W. I.. England. 




FOREIGN REVIEWS . 

(Continued from page 17) 
baa to leave his studio for a while, 
and during the interval the widower 
gets into conversation with a model 
nrho, we soon understand, will have 
a consoling influence. Another item 
is similarly distasteful. 
In "L'OfCre du Satyre" is a fancy 






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lover who purposely hides to permit 
his mistress to receive a rich vis- 
itor. 

The show terminates with a farce, 
"Tics," by Rene Berton, depicting 
a series of love adventures by peo- 
ple who suffer from ridiculous 
habits. The effort is diverting and 
is perhaps the most amusing num- 
ber on the new bill. Kcndrcw. 



PRE CATELAN. 

Paris, May 20. 
The al fresco theatre in the Bois 
de Boulogne, patronized in the old 
days by the Empress Eugenic, is 
now directed by Irenee Mauget, who 
likewise ruhs the Nouveau theatre 
in the Musee Grcvln. The Pre 
Catelan, the name ol which revives 



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pre-war days when visitors to the 
gay city wore woqt to adjourn to 
this pastoral corner to drink milk 
in the early morning after a night 
at Montm.Trtre, was the scene of a 
galore of literary folks last Sunday 
afternoon when the open air play- 
house was inaugurated witli a three 
act comedy, "Bethsajep," by Fer- 
nand Nozicre, and a short play in 
verse, "Odile," by Valmy-li^iysse. 
The first item is a skit on the story 
of the mother of Solomon, who was 
,seen by King David. The husband 
is made general and sent to the 
wars to be out of'tlie way. but in 
the version of Nozi<'ro, full of wit, 
he returns to be satisfied and con- 
tented, being again dispatched by 
the monarch to distant climes as 
admiral of the fleet. 

In this Biblical effusion Mile. 
Lilian (Ireuze is a charming BeLh- 
.sabee. and Albert P.eyvaJ, a majes- 
tic David. His voice is suited for 
the open air, and bis interpretation 
of the quasi -comedian part is as 
solemn anC. weighty as Intended by 
the author. The farcical comedy Is 
quite amusing, and while the sub- 
ject is risky, the construction is 
free of licentiousness. 

In "Odile" M. Valmy Baysse has 
revived a souvenir of the war in 
Alsace. A young girl is in love with 
an offioer, who IS billeted in her 
aunt'.s home. She has taken pity on 
the man because she knows lie is 
alone in life, but as soon as their 
aff'ction is mutually confessed xhr 
soldi*!- is killed. This simple stoiy. 
without any particul i:- plot, is told 
by a po» t in appropiijit*- v« rsc. and 
the autlior (on !lie stalf oC Coinoc- 
dia) was warmly applauded. 

TlTe pr rfitrrnanccvj of the Th-'atre 
dti I'r«' <'at» l.in are int«-resling aiul 
<>f a l:;i;l. Jite.'"ary merit. 

Ahfl null 



Clementine, who finds consolation 
in a flirtation with Limerot though 
she adores her husband. Limerot 
likewise admires hrs partner. The 
former unfortunately Is also ad- 
mired bj the lady clerk of the firm, 
and In a moment of jealousy she 
reveals to Hombier that Clementine 
is carrying on with his associate. 

A pugilistic encounter ensues and 
poor Limerot Is almost strangled. 
Whejj his anger Is subdued Rombier 
assists in nursing his rival and Is 
only too pleased to believe the ex- 
planations presented by his wife. 
Ifer protests of Innocenco are en- 
dorsed by tho marriage of Limerot 
with the jealous amanuensis and his 
departure to manage the branch of 
their buslnes.s in another district. 
Peace then reigns again In his 
home, and the cordiality of tho 
"Trols Bons Amis" (Limerot, Rom- 
bier and Clementine) Is restored. 

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DROITS DU PERE. 

Paris, May 10. 

The co-operative organized by a 
few playwrights to run the Theatre 
des Arts, under the direction of H. 
Darzens, having come to the end 
of Its tether, an attempt to resusci- 
tate this house was made by pro- 
ducing a French version of a play 
by WIers Jens.sen, the Norwegian 
writer. 

His dramatic comedy "The Rights 
of the Father," translated by Mile. 
Ragna (iuldahl, while adequately 
bringing him to local attention will 
not extend the good fortunes of the 



Arts. The piece Is a treatise of 
the Norwegian law on afniiation, 
which gives the father the right to 
claim the natural child ns his legiti- 
mate Issue and lawful heir to Us 
estate. 

A ghi of a rich family commits 
a fault with her parents' handsome 
footman, and she dies of shame In 
giving birth to a son the baby also 
expiring a few hours later. The 
footman has previously been ar- 
rested, charged by his master, an 
influential maglHtrate of the dis- 
trict, with having stolen oats from 
the stables. Thla may have been an 
excuse to get the man placed In the 
shade when the family first learned 
of the girl's Intrigue. 

When the footman Is released 
from prison he claims the personal 
estate which fell due to tho ciilld 
after the death of Its mother. 
Aided by a shady lawyer he pi*08C- 
cutes tho claim, being the lawful 
heir of his illegitimate son, not only, 
gains the property where he for- 
merly wore the livery, but in 
avenged for the trivial charge 
brought against him by the family. 
The play contains 23 roles, which 
are fairly well sustained. 

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Paii.«. May 10. 

An aniu.cing comedy In three acts, 
by llccene Bri« iix, pres«nt»(l at llie 
Odeon with success. This pl.iy is 
not in the usual pysehological style 
of th*» Academician, but written as 
a stage work to entertain, and for 
no oth^r r*a«on. Tho frame of tlie 
Odcan is liardly >-tjit;ible, for "Three 
Oood Friends* <^an be listed as a 
clever farce- .<>ultai>)e for the Boule- 
vards. Tbr actlojl Is rapid, With 
witty repartee aud worthy of tijc 
literary ta'.ciit of this gr<nt xday- 
wrlglit. 

It d< i»lots a modest household in 
a f-mall country' town, where the 
robu.' t. Ronibi* r ^h as:uciHNd with 
the deii..ifo IJnierot aVreal e.s"tai«- 
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VARIETY 



Friday, June 3, 1921 



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JUST RETURNED FROM A SUCCESSFUL TOUR OF ORPHEUM CKCUIT 





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Next Week (June 6) 

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Leonla. N. J., whose mayo: is 
John Pollock of the Orpheum of- 
fice, aweara atl««iance to Governor 
Edwards of that State, but his 
signing of a bill turning over to 
the State treasiiror all fines for 
auton\obile speeding leaves the 
little town's plans to grab revenue 
this summer flat. Mayor Polio; k 
and his chief of police decided to 
buy a nice motorcycle and put on 
two extra coppers to n.ib the 
speeders. But since the new law 
takes all the fresh money expected 
to be grabbed in the way of fines 
out of the coffers of Leonia. neither 
the mayor nor Its chief copper cares 
a snap how much the motorists 
"step on her." They first fignre<i 
out that they might fine the of- 
fenders one buck (for the State) 
and five dollars court costs, but dis- 
covered the new law liiji^its the 

costs to just one dollar. They can 
easily give air to the new ofllcers 
but haven't yet decided what to do 
with the new motorcycle. 



ernor Miller wiU appoint the neiv 
boxing commission early noxt week. 
The deputies will be appolale^l by 
tlie commissioners. 



Boxing will come back to Albany, 
N. Y.. after an absence of three, 
years when the new Chadwick A. A. 
stages its opening show at the 
Broadway baseball park Monday 
night, June 6. Jackie Clarlc. of Al- 
If.ntown, Pa., and Ciiflf Jordan, or 
Albany, middleweights, will appear 
in the star bout of 15 rounds. It 
will be a return mill. Clarke gaining 
the judges' decision over Jordan in 
a furious 12 -round fight at Syracuse 
a few weeks ago. Augie Ratner, of 
New York, was first signed to flgiit 
Joriian. but the bout was called oft 
when the men could not agree q\ 
the weight question. 






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Jabez White, the crack Albany 
bantamweight who has fought all 
the top-notchers in the 116-pound 
division but has never been success- 
ful in winning the title, has been 
offered another bout with Pete Her- 
man, the former champion. Match- 
maker Anthony Poullllo, of the Nut- 
meg A. C of New Haven, has wrlt- 
ton to Chris Fleming, White's man- 
ager, asking for terms for the Al- 
bany boy to meet Herman in a 
twelve-round bout to a floclsion at 
the New Haven baseball park Friday 
night, Juno 10. Sam Goldman, who 
guides the destinies of Herman, has 
already accepted the New Haven 
promoter's terms. If Fleming signs 
for White It will be the third battle 
between the pair, they having fought 
a ten-round bout here and a six- 
rounder at Philly. White lias been 
in training In Albany for the last 
two weeks for a summer campaign, 
and Is reported to be in first class 
fighting shape. 



A loading candidate for one of the 
deputyshlps in the reorganized State 
boxing commission is Gustave C. 
Miller, of Buffalo, chief of the •Buf- 
falo branch of the Automobile Bu- 
j rcau of the Secretary of State's 
i office. Mr. Miller has managed the 
1 Buffalo branch since its creation. 
I I'red B. Greiner, the Erie county Re- 
i publican boas, is behind Millers 
) candidacy, it is said. Mr. Miller will 
be legislated out of his present job 
July 1 when the automobile bureau 
i.s transferred to the new State tax 
commission. U is expected Gov- 



Tt was officially announced In 
Willlamstown, Ma.<*s.. Saturday that 
Percy Wendell, former Harvard 
football star, has been engaged to 
coach the Williams College eleven 
next fall, succeeding Joe Brooks, 
who goes to Colunnbia to serve as 
Buck O Nell's assistant. li had 
been rumored for sometime that 
Benny Boynton. star quarterback of 
the team, who graduates in June, 
would be selected for the position. 
Wendell had charge of the squad at 
Boston Univer^iity last year and 
turned out a team that was rated 
the best in the east by pigskin 
critics. He was fullback on the 
Crimson eleven for three years, 
graduating in 191.'i. Because of the 
terrific line plunging, he was often 
called "Bullet" Wendell. The new 
coach is expected to pay a visit to 
the college next week for the pur- 
pose of looking over the ground for 
next year. His predecessor. Brooks, 
was a star linesman at Colgate a few 
years ago and has been very suc- 
cessful at Williams, although last 
year's team was not up tc standard. 



Joe Lynch, world's bantamweight 
champion, and Eddie Mead, his man- 




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THREE ACES OF COMEDY AND SONG 



Jack Lait, Variety. 

Weber, Tavlor and Hicks, three harmonists In Tuxedos. Ruthed the 
evening ruthlessly, gathering the accumulated gravy of a performance 
.wWch haC rot boon hard on the bands heretofore. The comedian-bari- 
tone is a star and the act can next-to-dose without apologies In any- 
body's theatre. 1 he work Btarted briskly, kept up without a lot -down 
anywhere, and ended after a series of encores to an ovation; all thor- 
f'Uphly well done and the applau.se heartily deserved and extended. 



.Saw Mrl\ci\ Morniup Ti'lti/rnfth. 
Weber. Ta.vl<»r and IIi<M<s jrf .si)b.tj(li<l hIii^.-is. TIu«so youn:? m-n 
dross as for dinner, look liU<- goriLlemeii and inl«Mt>i)cr.se their niMn.»-r< 
with kidding. 

The stout (onor does a hffb* miiggincr not too niucli. and tho <.tl\ -r 
two encouniHo hi.s ndn.sciuu;. Tliey Ijuve a i,uni; jrid convcr.sut jo.i tt i- 
vesty on the 1\vh\. part of a min.Mirol show. Thi-> i ominlsrj'rit triv.-H y 
Is liked by (i.c aodioniM. Tb.v have .«.o1v<m1 tiio pioWlcm nf i>r 's-ntin>; 
good music and ^ingjng U \\vl\ wUiu.ut tiring ilu' m.-i t- ku i rs ,ii :i ir- 
mony who lark musical educati«Mi. 



NOW TOURING LOEW CIRCUIT. THANKS TO MR. LUBIN AND MR. SCHENCK v 

Uircction FITZPATRKJIv & O liONNELL 



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All the college crews which will 
compete In the Poughkeepsie re- 
gatta June 22 have .selected training 
quarters except the Navy and Penn- 
sylvania. California, Columbia, Syr- 
acuse, Cornell, Pennsylvania and the 
Navy will be represented by eights 
in the big race, which will be over 
a three-mile course. The champions 
of the Pacific coast are already In 
the east and In training at Prince- 
ton, where they will meet the Tigers 
on Lake Carnegie June 4. Active 
work on the Hudson will begin the 
first week In June. After strenuous 
efforts the Poughkeepsie Chamber 
of Commerce has persuaded the 
West Shore railroad to run an ob- 
servation train the day of the row- 
ing classic. .,, ,, 



Governor Miller of New York 
this week served notice upon the 
fight fraternity that It must reform 
its conduct of commercial sport or 
face further legislative restrictions 
at the next session. "The trouble 
with commercialized boxing as It Is 
now managed," said the Governor, 
"is that It creates an idle class who 
live by their wits to the detriment 
of society In general." 

It Is understood the Governor 
will not appoint any of the present 
boxing commissioners to the new 
athletic commission. Among the 
names which have been mentioned 
for tlie new body are those of Wil- 
liam Muldoon, William Brown, who, 
like Muldoon, runs a health farm; 
Franlc Dwvor, lumber dealer, of 
Geneva, and George K. Morri-^, Re- 
publican leader of Amsterdam, N. 
y. The new commissioners will 
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De Forre»>t I'atsie 
Delsos Australian 
DonoRan Mrs 
Doraidina 
Doyle John 
Dunbar Babe 

Edard Ronee 
Evans K £ 

Fanchon Edna 
Finn Albert 
Fitzgtbbons Bert 

Ooreullch Ofo 
CPHRler Blliio 
(iibbn Joyce 
Glll»>tte I.ucy 
Gold«<n Claude 
Ganlon Gene 
Gonjlon Grace 
(Jraffe Wm 
Grant Ruth 

ll.-iwkins Ralph 
lUnnlnK F 
Il<>wltt Georgia 
Hocy <'hRS 
Ho Hand Frank 
IfutKon Louise 

Jupltors Thr*'© 

K.fiirie P T.Se 
K'.uling Mrs 



Kelly Floreace 
Kennedy Kata 
Kerville JoBt:e 
Kibcl Jules 
King Ethel 
King Ray 
King Thomas 

La Belye Alex 
I^aurler Leslie 
Lennle Francis 
Ijeonard A. Germain 
Lester Hay 
Littlejohn F 

McKUtrlck O 
MacDonald Marg'ct 
Madison Sue 
Marx Leonard . 
Marx Arthur 
Manonvllle Nan 
Morgan Burke 
Myers Blva 
Myers Waiter 

Nester Frankle 
Norman & Jeanetto 
Norman Karyl 



O'Flaherty 
Owens Dot 



May 



WANTED 

DANCING GIRLS, SINGLE OR MAN WITH WIFE. SMALL. YOUNG, 
ACTIVE. PERMANENT ENGAGEMENT. SEND PHOTOS. 

THURSTON, Magician 

231 West 45th Street, New York City 



Perry Raymond 
I'rice Beatrice 

Quay Harold 

Rfubon Ray 3 
Raymond Billy 
Ruttomun 

Shannon Mlfw 
Sharkey Koth 
Hht'chan Lester 
Sherwood Dorothy 
Silvey I'erry 
Skatelle Bert 
Smyth L 
Smyth Sylvia 
StafTord Lee 
Stanley A Lea 
Stoarns B M 
Stein Irving 
Stephen Harry 
Sully Estelle 

Thomas Vera 
Thompson Bert 

I'ndorwood Charles 

Van Betty >- 
Van Jjvy .._.j.... 
' Vann J«an 



Van Dyke Paul 
Van Nostrand 
Viel Marge 
Vine Eddie 
Bernard Mike 
Brown George 

Cummings Ray 
Crelghton A Cr'ton 
Carr James J 
Cochrane John O 
C'~x Florence 
Ooleman Claudia 
Connors Jack 
Chamcan Mazie 
Christy Kenneth 
Cboy Stanley L 
Clinton & M'N'm'ra 

Dawson SIstera 
DftVine I^ottle 
Davenport OrrIn 
Dale A Burch 
DeMillie Goldie 
Duffy James J 
Davis A McCoy 
Dickenson A D'gon 

Bdmands Glen 

Foster May 
Ford Chaa H 

Ford Margaret 
France A Hamp 

Golden Morris Tr 

Haig A Haig 
Henderson Norman 
Haggans Dancing 
Haas Geo M 
Harrah Roy 
Hale Sue 
Haskell Jack 
Hilton Fayles 
Harris 3 A Q 
Ilarvey A Grace 

Jason A Haig 
Jones Helen M 
Jones Jack 

K^'lly A Davis 
Kennedy A Burt 
Kendal Evelyn Mrs 
Kelly Florence 
Kean Richard 
Knise Nettle O 
Kesaie Herman 

Lloyd Wilkes 



f Lawrence Margette 
I^eRoy Meryn Mr 
Lovett George 
Lackey Kvelyn 

Mack Roy B 
Martyn Maude 
M^^Quade Dorothy 
Mnschik Gertrude 
Mac A Macher 
McKay & Ardino 
Moore Elsie 
Martin Jack 
Mayberry Shirley 
Mansflcld * Riddle 
Martin Johnny 
McQuabiT Dorothy 
Moran FAB 
M* Kay's Scotch Rev 
McOreevy A Doyle 
Mitchell A L 
Marlon Marcelle 
Melroy Sisters 
Marina Frank 

Newins Paul 
Nader Vike 
Pickerd H E2 
iMereon Hal 
Prince Al 

Russell Jack 
Rennrd A Jordon 
Ricbartis I.AwreQce 
Roye Sylvester 

Singer's Midg> ta 
Smith Oliver 
Stratford Comedy 4 
Snyder Bud 
Sperling Phillip 
Simmons Helen 
Soymore Dolly 
Stone Harry 
StafCord Edwin 
Sean^nns Mabelle 

Vox Valentine 
Vyvyan A Kastner 
Valyda Rose 



Wells Fern Mrs 
Westlako Jessie 
Wright Alice 
White Bob 
WMlbur Elsie 
West I.*w 
Wallaoe Jean 
Walsey Wm 



11« M. Oark 84.. Nw 

GHICAQO. nX. 

Rates tLi0 Per Day and Ifp 

One Block from Palace Thaatra 

NEW TREMONT HOTEL" 

tl-29 8a. Dearbara St. CHIOAOO 

Bverythlns New aad MudeiB 

A. 8INQER, Manaoar 

HOTEL CLARENDON 

Na. aark aa< OntaHa Btraata. Chlaac«s 

PIVB MINTJTBS FROM LOOP 

BATKB $1.6d AN P PF 

REVERE HOUSE 

117 No. Clark St.. corner AuaUa AtH^ ' 

CHICAGO 

All modem conveniences. Remodeled 

and Refurnished Throughont. Five 

Minutes' Walk from Heart of the CItyw 

SAVOY HOTEL 

f2.0t aad Ci 



FraF* 
B. OOl 



ewlthoat Bath 
p with Bath 

J. G. NICHOLS, MgT. ai 

ITth and Broadway DBNTBB, C014V 

HOTEL HAMMOND and CAI^ 

NAMMOMD. IND. 

▼rry Modern, Buaning Water ta ATI SooaH. 

Showrr Itittha; Rntet: 11.35 SlngU; tS.M Itoobli^ 

Cue Ml nets Walk from Orpheua Tbaatia^ 

Oppoilta New Parthenon Tbeatra. t 

TMio. suacorr. Prea. 

MAJESTIC HOTEL 

mntorEAN pi.AN. hammoho. IMO.. 

Itunnlni Wntrr In Kmr Room; Also Bnnais wUh 
Rath. lUte: 11.25 snd op. Located lo Csotsr si 
City. Clots to All Ttieatrr«. 

♦ a. SCOFES. My. 

HOTEL BALTIMORE 

•S.ta PRB DAT WITH BATB 
f2.se FEB DAY WITHOUT BATB 

500 ROOMS 
Bsltliert Aos. 4 I2tli St.. Ksstas CWy, Ma.^ 

HOTEL EMPIRE 

t15 W. 12th SL, KANSAS CITT. MO. 
THEATRICAL RATCS, fl.M PER DAY 4 UP. 
ALL MOOKRN CONVBCIKNCn. ^ ~ 
ANNA SCOTT. Ml 



1 



Young P H 



ATLANTA. 

ATLANTA.— Dark. 

I.ORWS (;RAND.— Vaudeville and 
feature photoplays. 

I^YRIC- Keith vaudeville. 

IIOWARn, RIALTO. FOILSYTH. 
CRITKUlUN. VAIJDKTTi:, TUDOR, 
STRAND.— Photoplays. 



CHICAGO OFFICB 



Andrrson Lucille 
Arthur K Mr A Mrs 
All* n Kdn.i 
Arm«nto Ant^clus 
.\u«lr»y Janti 
A? k in Mari»! • 
.\n'hony Joe 

P.yron Hert 
I'-i rt-n A iirny 
r.url<o Jlel* n 



Belmont Belle 
Hr-iin- tt Chas 
Browning Art 
fiernanl A Lloyd 
lil.ii%e ii'-lcn 
H;irn>'S Stuart 
Merry li»no 
H«-rry A Waiman 
Bonny Jack 
nfliiiont's r'anarU's 
IJrown Hob 



The Criterion. i>Iayinjr "Pe<k'R 
Rad Ijoy" with .JjuUir Coopan. did 
fiueh fin enormoiiH l>usin*'SH last 
week that they were rom|)elled to 
put in a H<'<on(I print at ti»o Savoy. 
«lKo rOnlrc)II<'<l |»y .Si»f Satpu»*l.s. Th" 
.\U4rot/<>ii(;*n, i^iy. Ji'ivwifili^.' . xtryy 
iioii.s*'. ^vi^ opt.ri j»*>f»ut Au;;;i.st. 
Willard r.itlorson, one of Iho host 
known pirturo lh«Mtre manriK'r.s In 
tho Honfh will t.ik*' rarr of the 
Criterion in addition to the Metro- 
politan. 



OMAHA, NEB. . ; 

FONTENELLE HOTEL \\ 

t3.0* a Da? find Up. 1 | 

Bv«rv Uoora With Batk 1 I 

ISth and DOCGl^S STS. ' 

METROPCLE HOTEL 

OP ST. LOITIS 

Just N. of Washington Ave. on 12th St 

Special Theatrical Batee 

17.00 Per Week Up — Strictly Modem and 

Homelike 



Howard, the Macon millionalra. and 
operated by the I..ynoh Bnterpiises, 
made a "Humrru^r" cut In admission 
prices. The 6&-cent night top was 
slashed to 40 cents and the 40-cent 
matinee top to 30 cents with half 
prices for children. 



Atlanta has developed a yabld 
case of baRetmll fever Kinco the locsl 
team has taken a brace and cleaned 
up with Memphis, the leadera of 
the Southern I.ioaeue for three 
games out of foi'r with the result 
that "ball game to*Iay" is considered 
a legit itnate explanation for bad 
matinee buMiness. 



* Tho «Ium|) in iMisiness has hard 
hit thf )ii>,'h<'r \nirfil film and \aiMle- 

\lll«' hOU.SfH. 



Dona hi .McDonald returned to New 
York Sunday after staging the 
"Junior l«'ollles" (HOfiety amateorK). 
Their engagement lasted for three 
days at the Atlanta and with a 
ruiiway the adjoining seats and flr«t 
I two ioww werf; KfeHlrrig lit }*<1. Sorio 
of tha local buds outdid the Winter 
(Jarden" and "Follies" In costumes. 
Grace (loidRmlth, a blonde beauty 
and Charlotte Meodor, a brunet 
<harmer, ran away with the show. 
The Khow netted about |L'I.0O0, all of 
whleli went to charity. 



Tho Howard, owned l.y Troup 



BEAUMONT 



THE STUDIO OF UNUSUAL STAGE SETTINGS 



BUFFALO. 



NOVELTY CREATIONS IN FIGURED BROCADES, PERSIAN SILKS, EL A W iVI V N I 
FANCY VOILES. SATINS. AND SILK PLUSHES, PLAIN OR DECO- ^^. , ^^^^ ^, .,„^ r ^, ...o -r./sa.c 
VELVET. SILK, SATEEN SCCNERYRAT^ott^NUCKART.^V.XOKE. OR R'N^ART METHO^,^AT. COLLEG^ 
PRODUCTiONS, REVUES and ACTS VrACTIVE SETS TO RENT-RENTALS APPLYING ON PXJTOl^ASE^WN©^ 
THEATRE & STAGE DECORATIONS PRICE GET OUR IDEAS AND FIGURES ON YOUR NEXT SEA- OR SUPPLIED ON RENTAL BASIS ' ,., 

S-r 11 t^ I ^\ C SON'SSTAGE SETTINGS-SOME AS LOW AS $100.00. ^ T IR H I H C 
I U U I W 9 '^ ^^ »** ^^^^ QT w V r.lTY Brvant 9448 i}??..^:^^! W I W 1^ B W O 



230 W. 46th ST.. N. Y. CITY Bryant 9448 



Opp. N. V. A 
CLLU HOUSE. 



By SIDNEY BURTON. 

^rA.IK.STlC— Ron.««relIe Oompan/ 
in ".Mv L.uly Frhnd.s." 

Sm ■ I :KFIT-TKCK. — "The Kid,* 
film. 

riCTl IlK.^ — Shra's Criterion, 
•Thf J.^)fit Kornani ♦••'; Shea's Hlp- 

MirrTlfSTr — "C..VP My - MItwMl"; — B t » ftn < ^ - . 
Uh l!ad i;o> '; (Jiympic, "Thw 
K«-nUn kians." 



Ill direct oppositKn. to First Na« 



SOi ^ 



<u 



•'"> 



•r 




v^a'r'iIs t^y^ 



FiMky, Junes, li2i 



JS. F. ALBEE, President 



J. J. MURDOCK, General Manager 



X4r) 






W/w 



P. P, PROCTOR, yice-Prcflident 



^ *'***, * 



• I 



B. F. Keith's Vaudeville Exchange 

.(AGENCY) a-n^nt?,: !<^' ■ ■"'^- ■ 



l-^ B: F. KEITH 



•.* 



(AGENCY) 

(Palace Theatre Building^ New jYoiicy 

EDWARD F. ALBEB ;^ A. PAUL KEITH 

Founders 



/<• 



.!]■■ 



P. P. PROCTOR 






'• /. 



Artists can book direct by addressing S. K. HODGDON 



; tlonals showing of "The Kid" at the 
I Teck, the Strand Is showing Jackie 
Coogan la "Peck's Bad Boy." 

The all-star performance ar- 
ranged by the Theatrical Managers' 
Association for the benefit of the 
homeless and starving Irisli is 



YOUNG MAN 

(SO University education; at present em- 
ployed as an asalitant-manager in a 
J conrinaerclal buslneaai, wishes to assist an 
exacutlv* in any phase of the theatrical 
or motion picture businosa. Has somo 
knowledge of theatricals DlliK«>nt anfl 
Intelligent worker. ExoiMlent references. 
J. B., Variety, New York. 



^BCheduled for the Elmwood Music 
Hall, June 4. 



The Empire has been offered td 
,the city of Buffalo for $300,000 by 
Jhe International Railway, which 
owns the property. The house in 
I being used mornings for the daily 
{"show-ups" by the Police Depart- 
ment Afternoons and evenings are 



♦ 



Big Bali €«tal«2 Sent FREE 

(Anything you need for the band — 

Hinirle Inslrunient or cumplcte equipment. 

(Used by Army ind Nary. Send for big 

caUlog, llb«rtHy Illustrated, fully de- 

jrrlittWo. Mentlnii what 

Instrument Interests you. 

Sulci by leading music 

flcaleri eferyvthere. 

LYON & HEALY 

65-81 JachMN Beulevari. CHICAGO 




AMALGAMATED 

VAUDEVflLLE 
AGENCY 



1441 Broadway, New York 

PHONE BRYANT 899S 

Booking First Clciss Acts in 

FIRST CLASS THEATRES 
ART!STS MAY BOOK DIRECT 



i- 



devoted to a straight film policy, 
ii'rank J. Offerman holding the lease 
but sub-letting. 

Crystal Beach, Buffalo's resort, 
opened Thursday with the tormal 
dedication of the new concrete rec- 
reation pier. 

The John Robinson's Sliows 



STOP LOOK LISTEN 

WANTED 

Girt Who Cin Ping Ballade and I>anre, or I..T.Iy 
Trick Bicycle ititler. St-iid riiotos to 

GEO. P. DOWNEY 

Lmw'i Ubsrty. Clavelantf. C. next week (June 6). 
Leew'* Lyceum. Plttiburgh. Pa., w»«k •( June 13, 



opened the circus season Monday 
with two shows. 



•Tlie Wedding Gown" (Yiddish) 
for the Shubcrt-Teck, June 10. 



CALGARY. 

By FRANK MORTON. 

The paper of both the IIowc cir 




Beautify Your Face 

You mu«t look food to make 
good. Many of tht "Profet- 
tion" have obtained and re- 
tained better parts by bavlng 
mo correct their featural im- 
■erfoctioni and remove blom- 
lihct. Coniultatlon free. Feci 
reasonable. 

F. E. SMITH, M. D. 

347 Fifth Avenue 
N. Y. City. Opp. Wahlorf 



cus and the L. O. Barnes Phow arc 
occupying the boards at the same 
time, both outfits, being booked to 
play here within ten days of each 
other, with the Howe show getting 
Ihe first showing. 

For the second time within six 



E. Galizi & Bro. 

GrMtest Profei- 
bioiKil Art'ordlon 
Man'ifaoturera and 
Itt'ltftlrerji. 

Inromparable Spe- 
cial works. New 
Idea I'atentiHi 
Sliifi Keys. 

Tel. Franklin 520 

New York City 

2 IT) Canal Street 




months the Princess theatre has re- 
duced prices, 25 cents now beinj; 
the general a(lmij«sion fiRuro, Thcri- 
Jas also been a second chanm* of 
management in the same length of 
— limB, 



^ 



DAVIS & DAVIS 

announce the removal of their I...\W 
OFFICES to the LOKW RUILDINCI. 
Suite 1004, for the convcnivncf of 



JKk. 



IM ORPHEUM cKcurr 



MARTIN QECK, 

rresident 



MORT H. SINGER, 

General Manager, 

CHARLES k£. BRAY, 
General tVestern Representatlv* 



FRAf^K VINCENT,. 

GEORGE GOTTLIEB, 

Managers' Booking Dept. 

E. H. CONWAY, 

PubUcity and Promotion 



f 



S. LAZ LAN8BURGH, 
BENJ. B. KAHANE, 

Bec'y and Treas, 
Law Dept. 

JOHN POLLOCK, 

Press Dept. 



V 



i 
I 



' O. R. McMAHON, 
Manager Auditing Department 

GENERAL OFFICES, 

PALACE THEATRE BUILDING, NEW YORK CITY 



Longacre 
Engineering and Construction 
;, , Company , 



INC. 



Speciallzlns theatre financing and 

construction 



CHICAGO OFFICES NEW YORK OFFICES 

American Bond & Mortgage Bldg. G62 Fifth Ave. 



The Orphcura Is due to close on bra. "Through (he Hack Dooi" (sec- 



June 2. 



It lias hern decided In name the 
Allon's itV'W tlveatr** the Pit lave. .-.0- 
lowing the present Allen to lolaiii 
its name. 



ond week); Knickerbocker. "Senti 
mental Tommy"; Mall and Park, 
"The Home Str.tch." 



Harrison & Proy will Install a 
musical comedy stock at the Sher- 
man in Moose Jaw for the summer. 
There i.s also a possibility of Har- 
ris Inslalling a No. 2 company at 
the Uo.se theatre, ItcKl'ia, a house 
formerly devoted to pictures. 



Claia :rimball Young mailo quite 
a flutter here last week. She was 
lionized, feted, etc., and mrule quite 
a favorable iini)re.ssion. Some of 
her stories were great. 



CLEVELAND. 

By J. WILSON 'ROY. 
TT.XNNA.-- •I'ools Krrant." 
OHIO.— -Turn to the Uight.' 



Ql'illlA_UiiUjai'^.r£!4 Uuck on (<ly at the Opera Hou.se this week 

. Leave.' ~ WtTT lv<^ Ttevotrd— to hrniiritrff- <Ht> 



Ralph f; raves, screen star in 
"Dream Street," is sj)endinK a few 
days liere in his home town. 



Next week, Ohio, "The Cirl In the 
IJmouslne"; Opera H<»use, "Choco- 
late Soldier"; Keith's Francis X. 
Uu.shman and IJeverly Bayiie. 



The proceeds of "A Puck mi 
I^ejive," I'at Ilarnes* musical com 



DUCHESS.— "Adam and Fva." 
Vamloville. — Keiths, I'ri.s. ilia 

T.oew's liiberty and Mile.s. 

l-'ilm Houses. — Mien, '■I")roam% 

Si net"; Stillm.-tn, "Coo.i Women'; 

lOuclid, "Keepincr Vp v,\\\\ Iii/,zi(»"; 

State, "The Kisy Road"; Capitol. 

■ Ka/Mu": Metropolitan and .Siraml. 

"liob Hainptoti o£ i'Ucei"; xVlhum- 

• T f I i • v< * ♦ • • » . * . • r 1 1 r 



woutuled veterans to the Raiuhow 
con\eiiii(in here next month. I'.atnes 
was a doughboy. 



Robert M<'T.aup;hlin stilts lii.'^ 
summer musical stock in>xt veek at 
the Opera Hou.^u' und^r the title of 
"The .\ew Rostotiian.-." He Is (luite 
busy ivmtiing bulU houses duriug 




Marcus Loew's 



BOOKING 



GeneralExecutive Offices 

■ ••• 

LOEW BUILDING ANNEX 
160 West 46th Street 



New York 



■ iV 



J. H. LUBIN 



t -i^t , . •» 



General Manager, .1 



H: f.v 



•I. 






• ».t7. 



'■'•■-': J*:.;-; t^.. y ... t^'.,.. hf.«^ ..{i*. 

C1IICA30 OFFICB •*.'.^ u, .V» ^>,}f 

Masonic Tennple Building! «> > t^.t,i 

J. C. MATTHEWS in Charge " \ 



■ffl!: 






NOTICB^^^^ - a^ 



Feiber ^ Shea 

AFTER APRIL 28th WE WILL BE LOCATED AT 

1540 BROADWAY, LOEW BLDG. 



TELEPHONE BRYANT 5r>S9 



BERT LEVEY CIRCUIT 
VAUDEVILLE THEATRES 

/ALCAZAR THEATRE BUILDING SAN FRANCISCO 

PAUL GOUDRON 

ilASTERN REPRE3ENTATIVB. WOODS THEA, BLDQ.. CHICAOO. 



BEN and 
JOHN 



FULLER 



AUSTRALIAN 
CIRCUIT 



VAUDEVILLE, MELODRAMA AND PANTOMIME 
American Representative, A. BEN FULLER 

DELGER BLDG., 1005 MARKET, 8T. 
SAN FRANCISCO PHONE PARK 4332 



1 I— 



The Western Vaudeville 
Managers' Association 

lohn J. Na«h, Business Manager. Thomas J. Carmody, Booking Managsf 

5th Floor State-Lake Theatre BIdg. CHICAGO, ILL. 



tho.«<e hot days and nlght.s — a.s the 
Ohio ia also under his wing — and 
rlimaxe.'? all by hlP summer pries 
Top ligures are |1; n utinees, 51) 
cents. 



Owing to the building of Keith's 
two houses. Jack lioyal ha.s been 
compelled to call o(T hi.s T>rojected 
tup to Scotland with the Koiarian.s. 



CONEY ISLAND. 

C'»Mey Ijilaiul broke Ha re- ord. it" 



S 



there is .such a thing, for llie h^'^^t 
number of arrests over a holiday 
vacation. There were jusi thrrc, f*^** 
violation of the Volstead Act. There 
were a fcyv other k>ckr[)s in re- 
gards to juhiplrig out of ciT" 
dows. aiul so forth, but otherwis** 
the Island sp( lit an uneventful h')li- 

• l.iv. iJusine.scj fcU .short of expcft;*' 
lions owing to th^ irn-l'inent 
we.jther .Suiulay. I'.ut the thciirO? 

• lid a turn awav ni^ht Inisinoss 
TlM' rid.H and slides di<l exctiMon- 
ully well; al.so the cubaiel:*. it '^'^^ 

. * » • I 



1 » t J» »!• 



•♦t«l»ll^?» 



Friday, June 8, 1981 



VARIETY 



NEW YORK THEATRES 



1 



CAPITOL Tilfk* JEi 

**A VOICE IN 
THE DARK" 

••• ALL STAR CAST ••♦ 

eAFITOL tRAHO OUCNESTRA 

gRNO BAPinC. OoiMhiclor J^^tH 
|PwMPUUot wbfa.L.BOTHAlTLM » 

-1 National Inatltotlon* 

Conttance Talmadge 

in "LESSONS IN LOVE" 
STRAND ORCHESYRA 

CABL KDOUARDB. Conductor 






/kllPTV Broadway, 40 St. Erea.att:30. 
GAlb I T MaU. Hon.. Wed. A Sat.. 3:30. 

FRANK BACON in 



UGHTNIfr 



LYOEUM THEATRE 

Wail «8th IL Ifata. VUBWlay and Saturday. 

"The Gold Diggere" 

ATXnT HOPWOOD'S Sparkllnc Ooaady. 

|J-_J^__ W. 44th St. Evea. 8:30. 
nUaSOn Mats. W«d. & sat. 2:30. 

GEORGE M. 
COHAN. 

in the Revival of the Laughing Succesn, 

^'THE TAVERN" 

OKO. PnifAlV^ THEATBB, 
M. \^ V/ Al .^ i^ B'way »t 4Sd St. 

Bvea. 8:15. Mata. Wed. and Sat. at 1:16 

A. 1% EBLANGEB Present* 

"TWO LITTLE 
GIRLS IN EWE* 



t tTTl C Waat 44 Street. Krea. at 8:30. 
LI I I LC Mata Mon.. Wed. A SaU 2:30. 



"• r YEAR 

By FBAKK CRAVEN 



J 



: 



ELTiNGE iru;;?: 

Brea. 8:41. Mata. Wed. * Sat. at 2:30. 

"Ladies' Niglit'' 

A Parts Casia4y la Tkrs* Asli. 



the small concessionaires who were, 
hit the hardest. 



Brock Pemberton'a Productions 

S2?i.8"Mi8S Lulu Bett" 

DAlffM/vnf W. 4SSt. Bryant 48. BTa.ll:SO 
DeimOni ucta. Than. * Sat 8:8ew 

•-ft?fAVAlfs»? p 

NTER MADAMU 

NORMAN TREVOR 
DCDllDI ir* W. 43d »t Eves. 8 30. 
nLrUDLIU MaUnces Wed. A Bat 
~ UOOD SBAT8 AT BOX OFFICES — 



SFl \4AYN THEATRE. BRYANT 47. 
.^a^a^TT a i^ ^^^a ST., West of B'way. 



CHARLEYWILSON 

THE LOOSE NUT 

Back Baat AtUr m Saecessfal Orph^am 

Tour. 

Plreotlon, CLArpE w. B08T0CK 



MILTON WALLACE 

While TrarelliMr Throagh Tha W«at Met 

JACK MIDDLETON 

HH Old Pal and Old Partner. 
REBUILT — New comedy, Thrae act la one 
with Pretty MISS CLOVEB. EaUtled 
**! WANT TO GET MARRIED" 



RUTH HOWELL 
DUO 

"AMRBICA'S PBEMIEBE AEBIALIST8" 

NOTE— The only lady doing the to«-to- 
toe catch. 

Playing KEITH and ORPHEUM arcuita. 

Direction. JOB SULLJVAN. 

HART,WA(HsidELTIS 

— IN— 

''Going to the Opera'' 
BOOKED SOLID 



Baehlar * Jacobs 

Praarnt 

PAULINE •AXON 




NIOt. 



TOM HANDERS 

and 
DAVE THURSBY Annowncj 

Room and Bath f18 to |25 W««k 

Room and Showar, f 14 to |17.50 Wk. 
Suitaa |18 to f40 Waek 

HOTEL JOYCE 

31 West 71 tt Street 

Cf NTRAL PARK WEST 



A.t Home 

Rawson 
Clare 
Oswald 

Atibutradale, L^. !• 




KITTT 



rAUL 



REECE and EDWARDS 

LOEW CIRCUIT 
*'Dance Diversions of 1921" 

Diraction, ABE THALHEIMER 



GALLOWAY «»«• GARRETTE 

*'A BLACK AND TAN CLASSIC" 

BOOKED SOLID OVER MARCUS LOEW CIRCUIT OF THEATRES 

BY LEW CANTOR OFFICE 

CHAS. YATES, Personal Raprasantativa 



The Brighton Beach Baths had 
Its opening Memorial Day, showing 
a card of awimming and fancy div- 
ing eontesta at the pool. The man- 
agement la even going so far aa to 
five free rides on Shetland ponies 
to the children. There la quite some 
competition between the Manhattan 
.featha and the Brighton organiza- 
tion. The Manhattan establishment 
At one time had a special car-line 
running to their baths, but the 
Brighton Beach people through 
some agreement hiid the car-line 
Bkoved over to their side of the 
fenoe. The Brighton Baths is 
■pending quite a \^it of money on 
publicity, the town being six- and 
•ight-sheeted to perfection. 



SNAPSHOTS 



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1921 



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YES riELDS Hopper 



AND THE 

SNAPPIEST CHORUS IN NRIV YORK 

MATINEES WEDNESDAY AND SATURDAY 



Feltman's opened its Airdrome 
May JO, with pictures. The out- 
side airdrome seats about 1.500 
^people. William Brandt is again 
managing the project. 



' INDIANAPOLIS. 

By VOLNEY B. FOWLER. 

MURAT. — "Smilin* Through," 
Stuart Walker company. McKay 
Morris and Blanche Yurka Joining 
•ompany for first time this season. 

ENGLISH'S.— "Adam and Eva," 
Gregory Kelly stock company. 



Gregory Kelly's lease at English's 
kas been indefinitely extended. The 
original lease called for ten weeks. 
Extension of the time was taken to 



mean that Kelly is finding the go- 
ing good. 



Loew's abandoned pop vaudeville 
and started picture policy this week. 
The house, one of Loew's new ones, 
has been open about two months. 



KANSAS CITY. 

By WILL R.HUGHES. 
With an overnight change from 
cold and wet to real summer, which 
has lasted throughout the week, the 
theatres have suffered and the parks 
have been the gainers. The Orphe- 
um will close June 4, leaving no in- 
door amusements except pop prices, 
film houses and the Empress, play- 
ing stock mudical comedy. 

The Florida "Alligator Boy" is 
the newest concession at Electric I 
Park. ' 




Direction, MORRIS A FEIL 



burlesque house open In thia city, 
aa the other house, Gayety, closed 
for the summer season a month ago. 

The Majestic, one of the two Or- 
pheum circuit houses, will close for 
vaudeville June 5, opening with 
"Dream Street," flhn, June 6. 



•nVay Down East" at the David- 
son closes June 6 after three weeks. 



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For the past 14 years Electric 
Park has opened Its regular season 
on Sunday and for 14 years it has 
been a rainy Sunday. This year 
M. G. Helm, owner, and John Mc- 
Guire, manager, determined to break 
the hoodoo, and Saturday was an- 
nounced. For the first time the 
opening was held with perfect 
weather conditions and a record- 
breaking crowd. The next day, Sun- 
day, wag also fair and hot and an- 
other capacity attendance was re- 
corded. In addition to the "Follies," 
given free this year, there is a big 
act and an electric fountain dis|>lay, 
with living models, also free. Oscar 
V. Babcock Is the thriller for the 
first seven weeks. 



Sam Davidson, banker and cat- 
tleman of Fort Worth, Tex., who 
owns the Garden theatre, now under 
lease to Loew, also several large 
apartments and hotpl.«< here, has 
bought the 12-story Film Exchange 
Building here. 



MILWAUKEE. 

By J. MARSHALL STAUB 

SHUBERT STOCK— "Turn 
the Right." 



PORTLAND, ORE. 

LYPUC— Lyric Musical Travesty 
Co. In "Rip Van Winkle, Jr." 

Picture theatres. — Liberty, "The 
Passion Flower"; Columbia, "Gyp.«iy 
Blood"; Rivoll, "The Mask"; Ma- 
jestic, "The Tale of Two Worlds"; 
People's, "Red Foam"; Star. "The 
Road Demon"; Auditorium, "Black 
Beauty." 



May 28 Mr. and Mrs. Salvatore 
Santaella became the parents of 
twins — a boy and a girl. "Daddy" 
is the pianist and orchestra director 
at the Rivoll and Mrs. Santaella is 
the former professional. BiUie Han- 
sen. She is a a sister to Juanita 
Hansen, pictures. 



For the first time In this State 
Shakespeare out-of-doors was ac- 
complished last week by the Mask 
and Dagger Dramatic Society of the 
Oregon Agricultural College, wl^ch 
successfully staged "Midsummer 
Night's Dream," on the campus 
lawns at night. Mrs. Harlan Bainc 
Carter, the former stage luminary, 
was one of the creators of the Mask 
and Dagger Club. 



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Due to the slump in business the 
fi)n»prc39' burlesque, will close nt thi* 
end of the week. Ihere will be no 




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Because it seems to be Inevitable 
that the once great round-ups ^f 
the wild and wooly west will ere 
long be conducted with automobiles 
and airplanes, the Klser Studios, 
Inc., of Portland, have cameramen 
in EoBtern Oregon reducing to cel- 
luloid all the thrills of the real 
thing in wild west 5b.ow5^~the. an- 
nual round-up on the George Rus- 
sell ranch near Prinevllle. The 
same ranch was formerly owned by 
the poet Joaquin Miller. The round- 
up is not a show but the actual 
spring work on the open range, in 
which thousands of cattle will be 
subdued by hundreds of cow- 
punchers and scores of horses. 



DUEL and WOODY 

IN 

A Box Office Attraction" 

By PAUL GERARD SMITH 

"Am Welcome as a Mint Julip" 

—Variety, Week Majr 17 

Direction Law Cantor. Chaa. Yataa^ 
Paraonal Rapraaantativa. 

LAURIE ORDWAY 

IRENE FISHER, At Piano 



ens to add Itself to the wealth al- 
ready poasessed by C. S. Jensen, 
who, with J. Q. Von Herberg, owns 
S2 theatres In the Northwest. Be- 
cause Great Falls. Mont., water waa 
too warm to answer the purposes of 
a cooling system In the theatre 
Jensen is building there he ordered 
a well dug on the show house site. 
At a depth of 500 feet the diggers 
got dippersful of oil. Investigation 
proved the "discovery" to have been 
planted by some practical Joker. 
But the laugh has turned on the 
Jokester, for a few feet further down 
the diggers found real oil, appar- 
ently in quantities that will yield a 
gusher and with the gusher addi- 
tional riches for tha wealthy 
theatre owners. 



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LOEW CIRCUIT, 1920-21 

Direction LEW CANTOR 



in the local tboatrea waa made poa« 
slble this week when the union con- 
tract clause providing for a lower 
minimum number of men beoama 
operative. Tha new minimum 
atanda at six men. 



SYRACUSE, N. Y. 

By CHESTER B. BAHN. 

EMPIRE.— Knickerbocker Play- 
ers, lOth week, in "The Love of Su 
Shong," written by De Witt New- 
Ing, director of the company a few 
seasons ago. This Chinese romance 
was given an advance billing as 
"better than 'East Is West,' " the 
remark being attributed to the New 
York Tribune. It la not. The 
themes are similar, but there's an 
artistry about "East Is West" which 
Newing's play doesn't possess. This 
was Ralph Murphy's first week as 
stage director of the Knicks. and his 
work compares very favorably with 
that of Charles Halton, his prede- 
cessor, who set a new record for 
stage technique in stock hereabouts. 
Tha play is very well cast on the 
whole, although lone Magrane is 
rather large physically as Su Shong. 
The settings and furnishings are in 
excellent taste, the .sole slip being 
a very American padlock on a san- 
dlewood trea.surc chest. All in all, 
the Newing tale sizes up as a good 
stock novelty. But that's the best 
that can be said of it. Next week, 
"The Girl in the Limousjnc." AVeek 
following, 'Daddlifs.*' .^.. ...,^ 



The Regent drew the editorial 
page fire of the Post- Standard thia 
week. The Regent makea « spa- 
cialty of special matineea for ohU- 
dren. Tha Poat- Standard didn't 
think Jack Dempsoy'a "Tha jyT% 
Deyil" was exactly a good chlldran'a 
special attraction. 

Ralph Murphy, director of tha 
Knickerbocker Players, will dlreot 
"Fantumfake," the Syracusa Uni- 
versity alumni show to be flvan 
June 11 in connection with the oom- 
mencement activitlea on the hlU. 
Murphy graduated from Syracuaa In 
1916. « 



The oil that was poured on 
troubl'Ml waters seems to have b<*n 
the barti.s for a fortune that threat- 



Willis Whitnall, long connected 
with the Eckel aa press representa- 
tive and later as as.si.Mtant manager, 
resigned Saturday. His place will 
bo taken by a brother of Nathan 
Kobbins. who heads the company 
whirh recently acquired the picture 
hou.se. Whitnall will continue in 
adverti.sing here. 



Readjustment of house orchestras 



BllPUS & LEWIS 

SCENIC STUDIOS 

245 W. 46th St., N. Y. 
Bryant 2695 



DROP CURTAINS FOR SALE AND. RENT 

Some cf iho Acts we have equipped with scenery: Skelly & Heit Revur, 

Fortune Queen 

CANTOR & YATES PRODUCTIONS 
IN VELVET, SILK, SATEENS AND OTHER MATERIALS 



WASHINGTON. 

By HARDIE MEAKIN. 

A few productions are atill traO'^ 
Ing through, Barney Bernard In i^ 
new Aaron Hoffman play. "Two 
Blocks Away" at the National thia 
week. The local presa conceded 
some "fixing" had to be done but 
that the show had all the attributea 
necessary to make It successful. 
Next week Frank Fay's "Faulea" 
billed but won't appear. 

The music week has the Balaaco, 
with Constance and Charles Seegar, 
In a Joint recital Friday afternoon, 
while on June • a new play, "The 
Hotheads," will have its first show- 
ing. 

Poll's and the Shubert-Oarrlclc 
are dark. Picture houses aro show- 
ing the following; 

LOEWS X'ALACE. — "Black 
Roses " 

LOEW'S COLUMBIA.— "Through 
the Back Door. " 

MOORE'S RlALTO.~"The Scarab 
Ring." 

CKANDALL'S METROPOLITAN. 
—"Jim the Penman." 



Charle.s B. Hanford appeared In 
what would bo a fine vaudeville 
sketch at the Playhouse Thorsday 
night, namely, "The Old Guard,'* 
founded on the life of Napoleon. 



Marshall Hall and Colonial Beach, 
twi/ of Washington's summer re- 
wrrin rear h^v! by boat, ope^'icd Deco- 
ration Day. 



The vaudeville at th* Strand con- 
sists of Vera Burt and Steppers; 
Flymg Howards; Du Tlel and 
Ccnrey; Daisy Dean and Co.; Ward 
and Wilson. IMctures. 



A new pl.iy by Mrs. C. C. Talhoun 
of thin city entitled 'The Marriage- 
able Mother" hud '♦s premiere 
showing with a lo»-al east Monday 
nipht. A hrUl review appears else- 
where In this issue. 



Great Fall.«<. anoth<»r summer 
park, got started Decoration Day. 



•^ ;• Cleansing Qream 

j^or beauty'* sakfr use '\^4nj^clus' 



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PICTURES 




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Friday, June 3, IWl 



1 



/HITE AND UNMAR- 
RIED. 

tly KBn« • Thomas Meti^han 

■.<1ree Duphut ,•«,,.. Jacqueline I><>gaii 

>ruthoa nelt'.T ,. Grace L^armond 

\icoq ..•••• Walter IjOHK 

irechal ..I.loyd Whltlock 

r. Welter .*.... Fred Vrooia 

rs. Welter ..» • Marlon Sklnnor 

ictor ....,.., (JJporgle Stone 

tcqu&S .•f..f.f ...Jack Herbert 



This la a first rate entertainment. 

■.nth «vfrytliiafc from acting and 

iroctlon to titling satisfactory. The 

rouble with most productions is 

hat somewhere along the line of 

ombined effort that enters Into 

holr making there Is a let down. 

rhis whether it be the titling, the 

ighting, some bit done poorly, 

ierves to irritate and so make the 

.poctator conscious of himself. Thus 

■^ the picture's complete illusion 

.spoiled. This tendency to break the 

illusion loosens the grip of many an 

:iverage film that would have scored. 

and while "White and Unmarried" 

is no more than average, it gets by 

i>ecau8e it Is done competently and 

thoroughly. 

Jesse L. Lasky presents It (Para- 
mount) at the Criterion. Thomas 
Meighan Is starred knd gives oiSe of 
his clean-cut performances with a 
sense of humor forever pleasantly 
apparent in his smile. lie Is ade- 
quately supported. Jacqueline Liogan 
Tiakes a plump and attractive brunet 
heroine, and as the spoiled society 
girl who takes a chance in marriage 
with a rotter Grace Darmond looked 
sufficiently so. Walter I-ong came 
across with an ugly and villainous 
looking Apache and with Lloyd 
Whitlock'B society weakling helped 
boost the score toward 100. 

Tom Forman as director and Will 
M. Ritchcy did their work — what- 
ever discrepancies there were in^ the 
latter'a continuity were amply 
bridged by clever titling — in such a 
way that nothing in It stuck out like 
a sore thumb provoking a whacking. 

The whole was adapted from 
"Billy Kane. White and Unmarried," 
by John D. Swain. This tells how 
Billy Kane, a burglar. Inherited a 
million and set out for Paris, where 
he was having a high old time until 
he met the little dancer, Andree, and 
fell In love with her, exciting the 
jealousy of OhlcoQ, who kidnaps the 
girl and holds her till Billy executes 
a thrilling rescue and returns to 
Paris for the final close-up, a kiss 
not so long as to annoy the censors. 

..,* Lced. 



Huns. M«a;n while Jean .Tacques re- 
fusefi to permit his daughter to 
marry the man of her ohoice and 
she runs away. His mill bum* 
down and his father-in-law steals 
his Havings. Jean Jacques 1« turned 
out of his l^ome and becomes a wan- 
derer, his only possession Carmen's 
pet canary, saved from all his goods. 
By a startling series of coincidences 
he comes upon Carmen In the nun- 
nery and they are reconciled. About 
the same time his daughter learns of 
hlfl misfortune and returns to him 
with her now prosperous hUHi>and. 

Small suspense In this recital of 
artificial events which do not illus- 
trate any philosophy of life or carry 
any message. The title does not 
even bear any intelligible relation 
to the proceedings. Perhaps Jean 
Jacques was a fool for picking out 
a wife from the steerage of a trans- 
Atlantic liner, but wherein was he 
"wise"? 

As a picture of rural Canadian 
life the film impresses one as sin- 
cere and atmospherically authentic. 
The outdoor settings are picturesque 
and the Interiors are dignified ftnd 
impressive. The interiors of the 
convent are especially well done. 
One of them, showing a reception 
room, was striking in its simple 
truth. However, realistio settings 
and convincing types and atmos- 
phere do not alone constitute a 



Lor^ Maudsley is landing a littls 
girl through the gats to his park. 
Hmlle Chautard is ortditad with the 
direction and W. K. Ziegfeld with 
the productioB, which he has 
mounted sumptuously. The story Is 
Kthel Donoher's, adapted by Philip 
Bartholomae. 

riespits dragging in Swinburne's 
majestic poem by the heels, an idea 
Is in it. old as the hUls, but still 
ideas ara scarce. Tha Swinburne 
motif fails, however, because there 
I isn't enough of it and could not be 
enough of It in a picture. Thei'ft 
Isn't room to give the sweep and 
breadth of the greatest lord of 
lyrlca who has ever written in £ng- 
llsh. What remains — ^minus Swin- 
bourne — is a plot, also old, but also 
always effective. This is what a 
mother will do for a child, handled 
recently in a story and later a film 
by William Allen White, and mis- 
handled here. Mr. Chautard has 
made the mistake of letting the girl 
be rescued by her lover and other 
men. For a real thrill the rescue 
should have been performed by 
the mother, alone and unaided, and 
then the two saved by the others. 
Florence Heed, as an actress, was 
capable of making this count. 

Miss Reed is such a competent 
actrcHs, so thoroughly aware of 
every trick of the trade, so alive 



Screen drama. There should be some ^^^^ vitality, that she make.s every 



sort of orderly progress of happen 
ingfi Komewhere and leading to a 
goal more or less definite and sig- 
nificant. A record of a haphazard 
life may make a readable novel, illu- 
minated by the story teller's inter- 
polated comments, but stripped to 
its elements for screen pantomime 
it does not sustain interest. 

Hush. 



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A WISE FOOL. 

Jean Jaxxiucw Barbllle Jfimeii Kirk wood 

Cannen pofores Alice IlolUster 

Zbe BarbUle • Ann Forrest 

Oeor(«e Maaaon «..«.. Alan Hale 

Scliaatlan Dolores Vred Huntley 

Cerard KjrnM William Hoyd 

Vlrirlnle I'outjette Truly Shatturk 

Kllle Harry Duffleld 

.fudge larraaaon Charles Ogle 

The Curate John Herdman 

Mme. l.ttn^loia Mal>cl Van Buren 

*'A Wlae Fool" is a George Melford 
production, presented by Jesse Ij. 
Lasky at the Kivoll this week under 
the trade-mark of Paramount. Sir 
Gilbert Parker adapted his own 
novel, "The Money Master," for a 
screen feature, featuring James 
Kirkwood as Jean Jacques Barbllle, 
the wealthy first citizen of a small 
French Canadian village In Quebec. 
Within the scope of film mechan- 
ics the production is splendid, but 
its story is sadly misshapen and 
staggering in its import. Is It a 
preachment on the dangers that be- 
set a man too absorbed in the mate- 
rial things of life? Is it a sermon 
against selfishness? Or Is It Just a 
bit of literary Invention without 
serious intent? It might be any of 
these or none. The story has mo- 
ments of dran)a and certain senti- 
mental value*, but It is not clear 
what th«> author or the producer is 
trying to get at. This is not Sir Cll- 
bert I*arker'8 way when he Is work- 
ing in the familiar medium of pt n 
and Ink. Apparently he is a better 
novelist than film maker. 

"Wise Fool" gets down to its ac- 
tual story somewhere about the 
middle of reel two, about 1,500 feet 
having been taken up In such elab- 
orate preliminaries and introduction 
^8 might be called for in a novel. 
It is all "atmospnerc stuff" and 
makes pretty tiresome screen mate- 
rial. Even when the story does gel 
to its es.sence it has little drama, as 
film fans comprehend drama. All 
these things make It an Indefinite 
and unsatisfactory affair. 

Jean .Tacques is the wealthiest 

man of the village and the matrl- 

.^moni.il citch of ihe province. He 

goes off on the grand tour, but tirc5 

of travel and takes steamer home. 

On the way he falls In with Carmen 

;^I>olores, daughter of a Spa»)lMh 

:^h1ackguard. falls in love with her 

and makes her his wife. Dlsap- 

'ipolntment of the provincial maids 

!: on his return. 

Carmen tires of Jean Jacques and 

'. his absorption In his business of 

miller and country financier, and the 

.( handflpme figure- ot George Massoi\ 

*: catches her eye. George Is the mas- 

t* trr carpenter, who Is bulldInK a 

'^ (flume for Jean Jacques, and the 

^ miller, learning of the Intrigue. 

/'traps his rival In the water chamber. 

'.'•He is about to drown him when 

- i G eorgii wiiua l»ifl releasoby argulnp 

that drowning TiTm will D6~lTnirdrr 

nnd will bring shame upon .'eau 

Jacques' daughter. Thereupon 

George calls off the affair with Cav- 

• Tnen. The wife, however, is too di^ 

.justed with Jeatt Jacques to re- 

'main under his roof, and runs away. 

Sha4s overcome by poverty and. 

^convent, cared for bv the Uin.lly 



BLACK PANTHER'S 
CUB. 

"The ninck Panther" Flormce Reed 

Sir Marline (Jrayham Norniau Trevor 

C*Uve. Earl of Maudsley. .Henry f?tophpn.'<on 

A Victim of t^hanre Paul J >uret 

Sir Charles Bereaford ....,,.. Don Mcrrirteld 

Lord Whitford ....Henry Carvlll 

Faustine^ the Emprua*. , Florence Reed 

A Bullor Ix>ul8 (Jrlsei 

Mary Matidslcjr .Florence RoeQ 

.rack, lx)rd Maudsley Earle Fox 

Hampton Grayham William Knsolle 

Evelyn Graham Paula Shay 

Mr. I.rfUrd Halbert Brown 

A Stable Boy Charlie Jackson 

A Money I.,ender Ernest I^ambart 

President Charity Aas'n.. Frank de Vernon 

Count Boris Orloff Tyrone Power 

A Yonnsr Gambler William van Braam 

Mile. Danhney Il41e. l>axie 

( twill Bourbon 

Apachea { , ) Eugono Broon 

"Fau><tin** ,, Florence Reed 



trick seem real; it would be hard to 
over-praise her. In this picture she 
plays mother and daughter, making 
both actual, succeeding where so 
many others have failed, or. worse, 
pnly half succeeded. An expensive 
and worth-while cast is in support. 
Henry Stephenson is English and a 
gentleman. Just what he is meant to 
be. So is Norman Trevor, though 
Mr. Trevor's drawn face makes him 
look older than he is. Earle Fox 
tts the young no-good likewise was 
effective. 

The story shows a queen of the 
underworld giving her daughter to 
I.iord Maudsley to rear. She disap- 
pears. With Maudsley's death, his 
no-aecount son steals some charity 
funds and the adopted daughter 
sets out to recover them by im- 
personating her forgotten mother as 
head of a gambling house. She Is 
led into a rooming house kept by 
this same mother — then the rescue. 

The story would have been better 
without references to T^austlne and 
explanatory, allegorical cut-backs 
clogging the action, but it is, never- 
theleess, a good marlcet offering as 
it stands. Lced. 



Ttsir of *'^crap Iroa^" m presented 
at the Strand this week; .wlth6ut 
making som^ refarenca to tha broloir 
produced by Majiaaer Soti^ph. Pltink- 
ett of that houMT An iftiuntiiated 
drop Is shown, ravsaUnff tha exterior 
of an Iron foundry »h<l sivinf thi 
lUuslon of activity wUhln. Llghti 
ara seen, smoke Issues from the 
chimneys and tha buildings stand 
ouC in the perspective, creating tha 
idea of distanc;a. A mala duartet, 
attired as foundry artisans, hsTmon- 
izes neatly, night comes, an illumi- 
nated trolley car glides iip the hill, 
and -the curtain closes, to reopen 
upon the feature itself. Very pret- 
tily conceived and executed and cre- 
ated the exact atmosphere of the 
photoplay following. 

"Scrap Iron" is a Charles E. Van 
Loan story, a<lapted for th^ screen 
by Finis Fox. Charles Ray makes 
his debut In this picture as a direc- 
tor in addition to being the star. 
After viewing it the conclusion must 
be arrived at that a director for Ray 
is a wholly unnecessary luxury. 
Every detail has been worked out 
to a nicety. The foundry Interior 
looks like the real thing, and the 
etory, while obvious in a general 
way, is well sustained and gallops 
along to a satisfactory conclusion, 
ending at a point where the rentialn- 
der is left to one's imagination. 

Ray is a young workman in the 
foundry, supporting an invalid 
mother. He has promised her he 
would never fight, and iYi dodging 
physical encounters he earns the 
nickname "Yellow." He courts the 
girl next door, and when he refuses 
to mix it with a drunken fellow 
workman at a picnic she transfers 
her affections to a visiting puglllHt^ 
who knocks the souse down. Ray is 
discharged for being late, and secret- 
ly enters the local light arena to 
gt't money for his mother. He doesn't 
expect to win, but fights for the 
lo.ser's end of the purse. 

The suspense during the progress 
of the flghl. which continues into 
the fourth round before the pro- 
fessional pugilist is knoclced out. is 
the most thrilling thing of its kind 
ever staged before a camera. Nor 
is this all. The hero rushes home 
finds his mother has suffered a, re- 
lapse and is followed there by his 
trainer, who tells him the "pug" is 
dying and the police are coming to 



get him. Of course, it turns out 
iir right, but Itt th« interim tha 
hopelessness of ths situation is piled 
on until it becomes well nigh un- 
endurable, /r 

Bay does thls^sort of thing ex» 
tremely well. His rapid change of 
facial expression, his visualisation- 
of pathetfo helpleisnass are the actoia. 
Of Icreen art. Thi% aUemating"irith 
his depiction of boyish exuberance, 
carries him through his scenes moat, 
entertainingly. 

As in all his productions, this atav 
Is no camera hog. He gives his'sup-^ < 
port every opportunity to "play up" 
to his standard. The characterlxa» 
tion of Battling Burke, the pugihst. 
Is a fine delineation, as is sJso that 
of the girl he is courting, portrayed 
by Vera Stedman. All the others 
are equally competent, and each in 
turn - is given occasion to contrib- 
ute his or her best for the general 
good of tlie production. 

"Scrap Iron" should satisfy whol- 
ly the most exacting exhibitor, who 
is generally more dlfTlcult to please 
than his patrons. Jdlo^ ., 



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SONG OF THE SOUL. 

The Messmorc K endall- Robert W, 
Chambers Co., releasing through 
Goldwyn. is the maker of the Viyian, 
Martin starring feature, "The Soj>t; 
of the Soul," adapted from William 
J. Locke's story. "An Old World 
Romance." It w^ns directed byjohw. 
W. Noble. 

If memory serves aright tJ»o 
original tale was purely descrlpUvo,. 
lacking in action. It is a harrowinK 
narrative for plcturixing and not an 
easy one to put into scenario form 
without introducing a lot of ex- 
traneous matter. 

As picturized. a young boy is 
badly scarred about the face in 
rescuing a little girl from a burninK 
house. He grows to manhood and 
the girl he loves writes him shn 
cannot truthfully care for hlin. Ho 
decides to live alone, and takes up 
his al)ode in the Florida alligator 
swamps. A blind girl comt^^ there 
to take up her home with an aunt, 
who promptly dies, leaving her un- 
proteete*!. Realizing she cannot see 
his scarred countenance, he marries 
her; a child is born and they ai:« 
very happy. A famous surgeon 



This Is unexpectedly good as 
shown at the Capitol, though dur- 
ing Its trade showing a month or 
•so ago it took what seemed a year 
to get started. Now all the irrele- 
vant stuff about Faustlne is cut to 
the minimum and might better 
never have been included. The 
picture really starts later when 



SCRAP IRON. 

John Steel • Charles Ray 

John'H Mother L.ydla Knott 

Midge Flannigan.... *...:..... Vera Rtedman 

Bill Dugan ........Tom Wil.son 

Battllnif Burke Tom OBrlr'n 

Big Tim Riley Stanton H«vk 

Matt Brady Charlea Wheelock 

John's Chum Claude Berkeley 



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A sale is now completed by which D. W. Griffith, Inc., obtains the exchisive 
film rights to Kate Claxton's famous play, ''The Two Orphans." 

It is recognized as one of the most popular plays of the last century. 

Mr. Griffith intends to apply to it the same elaborate interpretation he did to 
Mrs. Parker's play **Way Down East." 



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,^«i.;to the cabin on a hunting 
SJJTaflors to perform an operation 
Zlt^ young wife* eyes, she is 
H-Bitted to see her baby for an 
Kaat. «nd when It qomes time for 
Er !• M« her husband she delib- 
Z^imtf iaces the glaring sunlight in 
•iJar to make herself permanently 
5n«. •© she will never have to 
SSe upon her beloved husband's 
SlUerM. When he upbraids her for 
JTJJylng "Your happiness is every- 
thing to me," she counters with 
••And yours to me." 

A flaahback shows she Is the child 
be rescued from the iflamea and had 
g(;axred himself in saving her life. 
John S. Stumar's photography and 
Kobl«'s direction are the work of 
[skilled artisans. Miss Martin is 
Adequate <as the blind girl, and I'Yitz 
jjleber is sufflciently harrowing as 
the lifeless, morbid, unhappy lius- 
iMnd. . The picture leaves a bad 
taste. . Jolo. 

MESSAGE FROM MARS 

In plcturizing Richard Ganthony's 
gatirtaU classic comedy, "A Message 
from liars," with bert Lytell ai§ the 
star, Metro has failed. Many pro- 
dueers have attempted to secure the 
flcreen rights to the English play, 
which made a fortune for Charles 
Hawtrey on the spoken stage. It is 
ooe of those plays that lends itself 
perfectly to the screen. 

The film adaptation was en; rusted 
to Arthur Zellner and Arthur Maude 
and the direction to Maxwell Kargcr. 



All three, together with the star, 
seemed inadequate to the ta.sk. It 
remained only for A. Maitinelli. the 
cameraman, to distinguish himself. 
The adapters have destroyed the 
subtle psychology which the author 
so clearlV elucidated in his original 
manuscript. The star brings to it a 
characterization totally at variance 
with the stage portrayal and which 
Hawtrey delineated to a nicety. He 
Is given to horseplay and exaggera- 
tion of the mannerisms of an Eng- 
lishman of vast wealth and breeding. 

I It seems Incredible that a picture 
star wlio gave xia stich a fine por- 
trayal of Charlie Steele In "The 
Right of Way" could possibly go so 
far wrong with the role of Horace 
Parker in "A Message from Mars." 
Reverting again to the adaptation, 
the story was "modernized" and the 
main point brought out In the dream 
which the central character goes 
through, shows him reduced to 8U?h 
extremities that he steals a purse 
because he Is hungry. Throughout 
ho is disagreeably smug — never at- 
tractively and magnetically so, as 
was the stage counterpart. 

The role of the messenger from 
the Martian world is also improperly 
portrayed. The man enacting it 
treats It humorou.'*ly and flippantly, 
not investing it with the dignity of 
the spoken version; the comedy 

(Should arise through his "dramatic 
conflict" with the selfish, self-cen- 
tered Horace Porter, who lives only 
for his own co.nfort and self- 
aggrandizement. 

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street scenes a great deal of care 
was evidently taken to secure proper 
detail, and after going to all this 
trouble the director permitted a sign 
to be shown on a street monger's 
cart offering his wafers &t "Cc." 

Jolo, 



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BEACH OF DREAMS. 

This Haworth production haa 
Edith Story as a featured lead and 
is released by Robertson-Cole. If 
not made in England it certainly ex- 
hibits the restrictions that keep 
Aniyvlc^in, films top of the h<?^P The 
attempt to depict an aristocracy in 
this basically sound story by H. de 
Vera Stackpole approaches carica- 
ture, and so is often ridiculous. Wil- 
liam Parke directed, and for some 
of the time his action is stilted. At 
others, out in the open, there is freer 
movement and a more convincing 
procedure. The .^tory, perhaps, was 
too delicate for picture delineation. 

It shows Miss Storey as Mile. Cleo 
de Bomsart and one Jack Raft, a 
common sailor who will have no 
truck with common women. A sea 
accident leaves Mile. Cleo marooned 
on an island with two sailors. One 
of them, played by Jack Curtis, who 
for once Is sron in a heroic light, 
is lost in the quicksand. The otiicr 
.attacks her and she kills him. Then 
comes Raft (Noah Beery), lost in 
another expedition, and proves a real 
friend to her. But, of course, when 
they arc rescued they cannot marry. 
Social caste prevents this. 

So she buys him a boat and he 
sails away. The titling did not help 
these situations. It was affected and 
flowerj', unconvincing. Leed. 



DANGER VALLEY. 

Pinnacle Productions, Inc., Is 
responsible for the film, "Danger 
Valley," starring Neal Hart, and 
the three-sheet In front of the 
Circle carried the name- of Inde- 
pendent Film Association as dis- 
tributor. 

Neal Hart Is of the "rugged" 
type of western star. The feature 
is a very ordinary program picture. 
It starts right in to tell the story 
and succeeds so well that before It 
has progressed 500 feet you know 
the end. So much so Is this the 
case that the conventional "clinch" 
has been omitted, it being totally 
unnecessary. A well-to-do man 
with a pretty daughter haa invested 
all his wealth in a mine. The map 
showing Its locatipn has mysteri- 
ously disappeared. He sends for a 
mining engineer to aid him in try- 
ing to locate it. This engineer is a 
desert expert and his name Is 
McBride (Hart). He goes west, 
saves the life of an Indian who Is 
being manhandled and the silk- 
hatted villain is frustrated In his 
design to steal the girl and the 
mine. 

There are such sub-titles as, "It 
takes real men to play the game of 
life," and others equally stereo- 
typed. Just an ordinary western 
production. Involving no undue ex- 
penditure—one worthy of playing 
the cheaper grade of houses. 

Jolo. 



UNCHARTED SEAS. 

Lucretia EaRtmaA Alice Lake 

Tom Eastman Carl Gerard 

Frank Underwood Rudolph Valentino 

Robert Alden Frod Turner 

Old Jim Eantman Charles Malles 

Ruby LAWton Rhea Haines 

The details of this unconvincing 
and conventional plot are drawn out 
to agonizing lengths, with no ap- 
parent object ex(fept to make It a 
six reeler. It might make a much 
better program feature in five 
spools, but even then cannot rank 
as a topnotcher. It Is all about the 
wife "giving and forgiving," "sanc- 
tity of marriage," etc., in which a 
wife, after forgiving her weakling 
husband time and again, goes to the 
other man. After they are stranded 
on the Ice In the arctic regions 
(where they went In search of the 
treasure of a sunken vessel) for 
days and days the hero Is etlll 
smoothly shaven, although almost 
dead, and with both starving. May- 
be they didn't eat the Gillette, and 
so he was able to bathe and shave 
with hot water while stuck on the 
ice fields. 

There Is, however, one episode 
worthy of favorable comment. The 
man and woman are stuck in their 
ship, awaiting the breaking up of the 
Ice, for months and months. They 
are seated in the cabin. She is sew- 
ing and he Is reading. With true 
feminine instinct she feels he Is 
looking at her and that surging 
through his mind la the sex call 
Without one caption this is pictured 
throufch vivid pantomiming. Wh^n 
It seems as If the picture would 
never end and that it should take no 
less than another 600 feet to come 
to a logical clinch it ceases abruptly 
and you are thankful. 

The star and supporting company 
are competent enough, but their 
characters are so unnaturally drawn 
It is impos.sible to associate them 
with ordinary human beings. 

Story by John Fleming Wilson. 
scenario by Ccorgc Klwood Jenks, 
directed by Wesley Ruggle^, pho- 
tography by John Scilz. A Metro 
prcductioD. Jolo. 



GET YOUR MAN. 

This Pox prograrif" offering' T-rrmn 
to I>oew*s New York Friday with 
Buck Jones starred. An average 
story, written around the star as 
a member of the Royal Northwest 
.Mounted Police, Is by Allan Sul- 
livan, while George W. Hill di- 



rected. Always sure to stage good 
rough and tumble stuff. Buck Jones 
is less happy with the stiff saluting 
of the Dominion police than In a 
role more natural to hlra, but on 
the whole his work is convincing 
and makes the fans who ftrilow him 
feel as satisfied as ever. The di- 
recting is adequate though a strain 
is apparent In the effort to screen 
something novel as a final close-up. 

The star is in love with the 
daughter of a smuggler, who strikes 
a bargain with an escaped crim- 
inal. Tracking this criminal is the 
fir.st assignment of the newly made 
policeman: Tho fugitive, however, 
not only gets away, but takes the 
innocent girl with him and there 
Is a long chase across the snow.^i. 
through a blizzard and a ttnal very 
bloody and convincing light. Helen 
Ros.son. Beatrice BurnhHm and 
Paul Kent, all were adequate. 

Good stuff of Its kind. Ix^ed. 



LOVE, HONOR AND BEHAVE. 

His Honor. Judce rawrell . .Omrle* Murray 
Milton Ilobln, a haberdasher. . Ford .SterllnK 

Mrs. Milton Hobln rhyllU Haver 

(MarlH l*revos( 

Newly weds ((leor»re O'Harn 

A Merry Widow Charlotte Mlneiiu 

A Fake lawyer Hilly Bevan 

His Itieht-hnnd Man KaMa Paitha 

Mis Uefth.-ind Man Bddle nrthlM)n 

The JudRe's Wife Fanny Kelly 

The District Attorney Billy Armatrons 



"I./OVP. Honor and Behave" Is a 
Mack Sennett flve-reej slapstick 
feature, directed by Richard Jones 
and Erie Jenkins, featuring Charles 
Murray and Ford Sterling. The plot 
is way above the avei-age of knock- 
about screen farces in that it tells 
a human heart-Interest tale — that of 
a piiJr of newlyweds appcuing before 
a judge seeking a divorce. His honor 
(Murray) declares a recess and takes 
the cotiple to his chambers The 
young brido exhibits as evidence a 
photograph of her husband holding 
a maiden in his arms and hubby ex- 
plains it by saying he was helping 
her over a fence — that it was ■• 
frame-up. a camera was snapped 
and he was being blackmailed. 
Whereupon the Jiidge says: "Let me 
tell you a story." The tale he re- 
lates makes for the body of the 
picfure. It consists of a series of 
rapidly moving happenings that oc- 
curred to his honor years before, 
making for circumstantial and in- 
criipinatlng evidence. 

These occurrences are of the 
most uproarious sort, tragic .In plot, 
but worked out in a farcical way. 
It's main fault Is its length. Tho 
pace set is so fast and furious that 
it is impossible to follow it with- 
out becoming utterly fatigued. 

Murray throughout is so panto- 
mlmlcally expressive, and Ford 
Sterling is. if anything, funnier than 
usual. The remainder of the ca.fit 
play up to these two comedians and 
there Is a lot of novel trick photog- 



raphy, such as projecting Murray 
into a den of lions and having him 
struggle for his life. 

When the scene flashes back to 
the judge's chambers, showing him 
relating this wild and wonderful 
tale, he says: "Never mind how I 
escaped," etc.. and the youofp 
couple arc reunited. 

The picture would be ideal for a 
double feature day in a program 
house, following a heavy drama. 

Jolo, 



REPUTATION. 

. UnlvorJJJil -Jowei flve-reeler from 
the story by LiicTeh Habbard, di-« 
rected by Stuart Paton. with Piis- 
cllla Dean aa tho star. The Uni- 
versal in this has selected a story 
In which Miss Dean has many op- 
portunities, the entire picture rest- 
ing almost entirely upon her 
shoulders. She handles a dual role 
which demands greater character 
work than the average young pic- 
ture star could possibly handle^ 
with this young woman walking 
away with it on all occa.slons. 

The story sets forth tl¥B life of an 
actress to whom success proves 
fatal. She becomes an opium addict 
in London, wi»ich causes her failure 
to arrive in New York for the open- 
ing of a now show in which she la 
to star. Her daughter, unknown to 
tho management, masquerades as 
the star and plays the lead. 

The mother returns to New York, 
threatens to kill the daughter for 
stealing her name and ends by tak- 
ing her own life. 

It is a gruesome subject. Other 

than the exceptional work of Miss 

Dean the picture has little strength. 

The prodtiction end Is above ths 

average for Universal. 

14,000 EMFLOTEES IDLE. 

Los Angeles. June 1. 
There are 14,000 studio employees 
of the various branches of the In- 
dustry idle in Los Angeles at this 
time, according to an estimate mads 
by the Chamber of Commerce. 



A. P. EXPECTS TWO. 

Los Angeles, June 1. 
Al. Llchtman and Oscar Price, of 
Associated Producers, arrived Tuea* 
day. They will hold a seriea of con- 
ferences with the members of ths 
Associated, and expect shortly to 
announce two acquisitions to ths 
list of ppoducera 



Hoffman At Metro Studio. 

' Los Angeles, June 1. 
Milton Hoffman assumed the po« 
sition as assistant to Joseph Engst 
at Metro studios this week. His 
duties will be those of productloa 
manager. 

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^smopolhanProductioi 

$24,961.20 

IN ONE WEEK— IN ONE THEATRE 

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I Seating only 1 929 people 

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weather — that was the pre-release record of 

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Scenario by Donnah Darrell from Gouverneur 
Morris' famous serial story. Over a million peo- 
ple who read this story in Hearst's Magazine are 
waiting to see the picture. 

Directed by Albert Capellani who directed 
"The Inside of the Cup.'* 

Scenic effects by the famous Cosmopolitan 
Scenic Staff, under the direction of Joseph Urban. 

Book this timely success now and make up for 
some of the losses you have had with box office 
failures. 

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FRENCH HLM NOTES 



Paria. May 20. 
Robert Saidreau (who executes O. 
Courtelinc'a "La Paix cbex sol") lias 
left for the Pyrenees to pro«luce "La 
Nuit de Saint-Jean," with Jean Dax. 
L. DubosQ. Mmes. Annette Grange. 
Heleno Darly, Ray and Leoty. A 
•SiMUMi-ih <1<tncer for a fandanj^o wlli 
b« engaged locally. Arnoux is to be 
the cameraman for this new film. 



Among the visitors here during 
the past few days was J. Gordon 
Eklwards, on his way .to Italy to 
make a film for the Fox people. 
Both Carlos and Sheehan are still in 
Paris. But Ernest Shipman, who 
directed "Back to Gods Country" in 
Canada, has already imitated the 
title of his production and sailed for 
New York to close some business 
awaiting him. Georges Bowles is 
back from his trip through Germany 
and Holland. He Is now busy pilot- 
ing Guy^roswell Smith around the 
French capital. 



Itouis Mercanton offered a private 
showing of his latest 10 -reel super- 
production "Phroso" from the novel 
of Anthony Hope, in his large the- 
atre, Gambetta Palace, last week. 
The text is in English, but a presen- 
tation with l<Yench titles will shortly 
be given for the trade. It can be 
stated "Phroso" is the best French 
picture made for a very long time. 
and its success is sure to be great. 
There is continual action with some 
picturesque scenery. The projection 
occupies about two hours and a half. 
Several American and British pic- 
ture people were present at the pri- 
vate show. 

lime. Faure Fermnd. who has 
been connected with Select Pictures 
since the opening of the Parts of- 
fice, is leaving that company and 
will opeh a renting Arm of her own. 
She will be replaced by M. Lion In 
the important position with Select 
Pictures. Luclen Lehman, of the 
staff of Ifebdo Film, has returned ta 
France after a month's trip to New 
York. 



Footit, 'the clown, who retired from 
the ring some years ago and opened 
an Engli.sh bar. Is booked to appear 
for a part In a new film this sum- 
mer. Suzanne Despres !• playing 
for another production of Lieon Pol- 
rler (Gaumont). 



"Pour une Nuit d' Amour.- from 
the popular short story of Emile 
Zola. i.s being produced in the studio 
at Jolnville for William Fox. with 
Blanche Ross, the American actress. 
ProtoRanolT, the Russian producer, is 
working on this reel, expected to be 
terminated In July. Miss Ross, who 
retlre<l from the alaRe after the run 
of "The Crowded Hour" in New 
York, has been living in Paris for 
some time. The story of '"For a 
Night of Love," by Zola, has been 
brought up to date and will include 
scenes In the French capital. 

A police order was issued In 1914 
forbidtling the use of inflammable 
films, one year being given for rent- 
ers and exhibitors to work off their 
stocks. The war suspended further 
application of the decree. New films 
were made and the situation today 
Is the .same as in 1914. L'Ecran 
states the police authorities are now 
considering the advisability of en- 
forcing the order left in abejance 
since the outbreak of the war, and 
the threat is causing a Bensatlon in 
the ranks of local renters. 



THE BUTTERFLY GIRL. 

R'ilth Kolsom Marjorle I>aw 

Ned W.si Nea Whltner Hayin'.nfl 

John H<»ril»*n , Jeun du Hriac 

I^irn.-* I.anf Frltal Brunette 

Kdwani \ .in Horne King BaKKot 

Mrs. \an Hurae Llale Dkriiell 



of his declaration. His wife does, 
and meets the situation with true 
dignity. The way this la handled 
alone mocks censorship and Justifies 
the feature's presentation. ar.houc:h 
Its lack of grip can never carry it 
over the line far. 

Some of the earlier sub-titles 
were clever, but many of them were 
ungrammatlcal and unintelligibly 
Inexact, while the direction was 
meticulous (as Jolo would say) 
rather than comprehensive. Leed. 



RIESENFELD QUITS BOSTON 

Pays for Eight Weeks at Colonial 
—Remains But Five 



Boston. June 1. 
Hugo Riesenfeld has decided not 



to try and stem the tide la Boston 
any longer and at the finish of this 
week the Colonial will h% dark. 
Riesenfeld had the houae on an 
eight weeks' lease. He has occupied 
it five weeks* counting the current 
week, and will pay the rental for 
the other three weeks rather than 
lose any more money In trying to 
run. 

The sudden termination will be 
somewliat of a shock to certain mu- 
sicians. When Rle>»enfeld opened 
here and engaged an orchestra for 
his films he convinced the mu- 
sicians that he was not asking them 
to play for a feature film at a |65 
per week basis, but rather was giv- 
ing a regular Riesenfeld program 
at a |M per week price. The mu- 
sicians accepted the latter offer, 
understanding they were to get 
eight weeks' work. They got hut 
fire. 

Just why Riesenfelil's films didn't 
get over Is hard to say. Possibly 



that "Deception** was mentioned 
quite prominently aa a German film. 
aod this city is pretty well pro- 
British, may have had son^ething to 
do with it. Last week he shifted 
from •T)eceptlon" to •The Woman 
Ood Changed." but the result was 
not much different. 



FOX'S ENGLISH RIGHTS 

Louis Levin Reported Selling For- 
eign Right to Four's Films 



ture. ""A Connecticut Yankee,** no« 
being shown at the London Alham^^ 
bra, with the word "Connecticut* 
deleted from the title, may also be 
included In the current negotlatlona 
The Fox company has been con« 
ducting its own rental exchanges la 
Great Britain for the past few 
years and the general impressioa 
here Is that it has not been very 
profitable. 



London. June 1. 
Louis Levin, who is in charge of 
the British distribution of the Fox 
Film Co. features, is reported con- 
ducting negotiations for the outright 
sale of the entire British rights to 
the Fox pictures. It is understood 
he has already practically disposed 
of the United Kingdom rights to 
"The Queen of Sheba" and "Over 
the Hills." Their other current iea- 



AyoHc Watertown, N. Y,, Suddanly. 
Closes. 

Watertown. N. T., June 1. V 
After somewhat brief and troubled 
career as a picture house, with oc, 
caslonal legitimate plays, the Avoa^ 
closed without advance w^aming. .^ 

F. A. Empsall, who bought the 
theatre about two months ago, said 
he did not know how long the the- 
atre would remain dark, but it Is 
reported that it will not be reopened 
before the fall, at least. 



Vaudeville Managers! 

Would you like to play a number of higjh 
class Dramatic Sketches ? 

Why not book a series of intensely thrilling 
two-reel photo-plays ? 

They are the last word in picture art and 
are being booked by the best theatres in the 
country. The first of these tabloid super 
features of the Northwest Moimted, featur- 
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This IMaygoers* product Ion came 
to Loew's New York from Pathe 
with authorship and direction cred- 
ited to John Gorham. The continu- 
ity suggests the amateur and a 
mind groping for more exact pic- 
ture knowledge, but the feature Is 
exijensively mounted and has a cer- 
tain program value, its attempt is 
to enforce a moral le.«*.son by show- 
ing the progression of a young girl's 
character from light fllrtatiousness 
to deeper values, but it \» told not 
in screen terms, but in those of a 
novoi. The acting Is fair enough. 
Ml.^.^ I>aw Is pretty, extravagantly 
well <lje-.<;0(5 und l''r}i-7,l Brunette- 
comes through with her usual solid 
perfornKiiicu. The two juveniles, du 
BrIac and Raymond, unfortunately 
have .^'omethlng about them con- 
tinually suggestive of the (Jold Dust 
twin?!. King B.iggot, now a ytout. 
middle aged man, was fair enough 
as the banker-l)rokor, while Lisle 
Darnell gave a dignified. rea.s.'^urinB 
interpretation of the banker's wife. 

There Is too much kia.sinK- how- 
ever, in this picture. Kdith is for- 
ever kissing her hoy fruiuls, too 
genera: a habit i'ince the wpr Shp 
leaves lior home town and a l)eau 
bohirnl her and KetH into a llirtation 
with .1 friend of Lorna's. Then she 
ir'Avos a danc e Vo_J£v.-.t''<^t' wiOi a 
boiin<l«r and so f « »rfeTr8 "TrornirN 
frIerHlsliip. btit after .^he lias li.ol 
some idiotic adventures as a busi- 
ness girl in Van Home's ofTlco. .she 
n^arrics her boy ind the banker's 
wife makes a r<'al woman of her. 

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fallen in love with (he «lr'i tlioimii 
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PICTURES 



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COAST FILM NOTES 

By FEED SCHADEB. 



Los Angeles, June t, 
k week of cloudiness mixed with 
ikmous California brand of min- 
HilaA. baa made It possible for a 
JJ^wgp of the companies to begin 
I ISt OP location after having: been 
Sad UP 'or * Period of ten days 
JJrtng an almost continuous rain- 
fltorm which smashed records that 
luA been In existence for more than 
lorty years. The weather cost the 
^blned studios here thousands 
upon thousands of dollars. 

FHscilla Dean Is ba<'k on the Uni- 
versal lot after spending :4 days in 
Hm vicinity of Portland in an effort 
10 jet exterior scenes for her forth - 
eomlng production of "Conflict." 
Out of the 14 days it rained 12 and 
ai there seemed to be no indication 
«| Hk break in the weather the com- 
pany was ordered to return and the 
aceneiB will be reproduced at the 
■tudios from still photos taken in 
tte north. 

W, J. Connors, of the Master 
Pictures, Inc., and B. J. Pyle, 
loifiaerly vice-president of the Pasa- 
dMUi National Bank, were placed on 
trial In the Federal District Court 
on oharges of violating' the national 
bi^iklng laws. It Is alleged that a 
vMfktion representing $60,000 was 
B#petrated by Connors and Pyle 
aUie promotion of th* Master PIc- 
Corporatlon. 



! Ltnn T, Osborne, father of Baby 

iKftrie Osborne, was haled Into court 

^iMt week to show cause why he 

ttflM to pay alimony, to the extent 

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company worklnj on the Brunton 
lot at present. The first production 
Is H. H. Van Loan's story Tight in' 
Mad," which Is being directed by 
J. J. Franz. Virginia Brown FaIre 
Is the leading woman. 

Marshall Neilan has been burn- 
ing up the wires from the East for 
more than two weeks now, an- 
nouncing to Pete Smith his plans 
for the near future. Almost daily 
Pete has received a wire announc- 
ing the signing of some famous 
author. Thus for the list contains 
George Ade, who is to title "The Lo- 
tus Eaters," Don Byrne, whose 
story, "The Stranger's Banquet" is 
to be filmed by Njeilan and last, but 
far from least, Hugh Wiley, tne 
Saturday Evening Post writer, 
whose Chinese tales, inoluding 
"Jade," "Junk" and "Hop" have won 
him recognition. He is at work on 
a story for Neilan. 



John D. Howard has been placed 
In charge of Western exploitation 
for Meehan and Vogel who are the 
coast representatives of the W. W. 
Hodkinson productions. Howard 
was forntierly with Famous Players- 
Lasky. 



Harold Lloyd has lost another 
leading woman. Mildrckl Davis has 
left him to go in for serious work 
^n pictures. 



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Frank Lloyd la to direct. 



Richard Dlx is working double 
at the Goldwyn plant He 1% ap- 
pearing under the direction of 
both Reginald Barker and E. Mason 
Hopper at the same time In two 
different pictures. 

"Retribution" Is the title that has 
been finally selected by the Louis 
B. Mayer studios for the John 
Stahl production which was made 
under the till© of "The Child Thou 
Gavcst Me." 



directors have been practically 
signed til direct productions for 
them. John Jasper, manager of the 
Fairfax unit was for years with 
Charles Chaplin, has associated 
with him ill the ownersililp of the 
Hollywood studios and in the Eagle 
Corp. C. E. Tobv'rman, Charles W. 
Brantford, F. A. Hartwrll and J. E. 
Ransford. 



Supporting Anita Stewart In "A 
Question of Honor" which will be 
her final picture here before going 
east for the summer, will be 
Edward Hearn, Arthur Stuart 
Hull, Ed. Brady, Frank Beal. Walt 
Whitman, Josephine Quirk has pre- 
pared the script and Edwin Carewe 
will direct. 



Harry Carey has Joined the floor 
walkers. He became the daddy of 
a 10-pound son last week at the 
Carey Ranch in San Francisquito 
Canyon. Now that the expected 
event has come to pass Carey is 
ready to start work on his first 
Jewel production at U. It Is a 
story entitled "Bransford of Rain- 
bow Ridge" and. will be directed by 
Robert Thornby. 



James Coirlgan who has been 
ill since appearing as Pa Peck in 
"Peck's Bad Boy" is announced to 
be recovering. 



Karold P. Keeler, who was be 
fore Judge Wood on a charge of 
failure to pay his wife alimony, tes- 
tilled that all he had in the world 
was |1. The wife claimed |520. 
while Philip Cohen stated that the 
■mount actually due was $330 and 
his client would pay as soon 
lie obtained employment. He is 
(Ippenario writer. 



Idie Flanagan has been .sr!» v^ted 
a role in the George D. liaker 
production "The Hunch," 
•ing Gareth Hughes. 



le next George Beban picture Is 
be a screen version of "The Sign 
•I the Rose." Helen Jerome Eddy 
ii to play the role opposite the star 



House Peters and Allan Forrest 
are the only two thus far engaged 
for the Goldwyn production "The 
Man From Lost River," which 



The completed cast for the 
Gladys Walton U. production 
"Christine of the Young Heart" 
which Lee Kohlmar is direct In- 
cludes Frederick Vogeding, William 
Worthington, Freeman Wood, 
Kirke Lucas, Milton Markwell, 
Markwell, Dwight Crittenden, 
Robert Dunbar, Ola Norman, Leigh 
Wyant, Jean DeBrlac, Hugh Saxon 
and the DeBrlac twins. 



Ted«ly Sampson and Henry Mur- 
dock are being featured in the new 
Gayety comedy "Standing Pat" 
being made at the Cinistie by 
Frederick Sullivan. William IJau- 
dlne is directing "Oh Buddy" in 
which Neal Burns Is featured with 
Vera Steadman, Ogden Crane, 
Victor Rottman and others. Al. 
Christie has just completed "Noth- 
ing Like It" the first of the series 
of 24 comedies that he Is making 
for release through the Educational. 



Richard Bennett Is out at the 
Lasky lot where he has been study- 
ing the technique of directing and 
he will in all probability start a pic- 
ture of his own the later part of 
this month. After one or two 
screen productions he plans to go 
east \o make a stage production. 
He has two plays up his sleeve that 
he expects to do. One of these is 
Louis K. Anspaoher's "Our Chil- 
dren*' which is being rewritten so 
as to transfer the locale from Ger- 
many to Scotland. The second play 
Is entitled "The Hero' author of 
which is not stated. 



tlon "Passersby" which Tc4 Momam 
is directing. 



Isabelle Johnson i« now with the 
Morosco scenario forces. Her lapt 
work was the script of the Charles 
Ray production •'Peaceful Valley." 



Glkdys Brockwell Is engaged to 
William Scott a juvenile of con- 
siderable picture fame. Her former 
husband was Harry Edwards a Fox 
director. 



When Coleen Moore arrivev from 
Now York this week she will Join 
the all star cast which Is to be 
seen in the screen version of the 
Morosoo piece "Slippy McGee" 
which Wesley Ruggles la to direct. 

Edward S. Curtis won a suit 
against the Catherine Curtis Cor- 
poration for $803.05 for curios 
which he loaned them for a pic- 
ture production and which were 
not returned to him. He is the 
author and Indian expert. 



The Eagle Producing and Fin- 
ancing Corp. which is sponsoring 
the Marlon Fairfax Production Is 
about to extend Its activities In the 
produoing field. At least three. 



Harold Ormston, house manager 
at Grauman's Million Dollar thea- 
tre was presented with a daughter 
by his wife last week. 



Bess Meredyth has been signfd 
by Louis B. Mayer to do the con- 
tinuity on the next Stahl produc- 
tion. 



Rubye De Remer has been signed 
(or the Frothingham A. P. produc- 



The Screen Writers Guild have 
moved into their new quarters on 
Sunset Boulevard deserting the 
ofllces formerly held in the Mark- 
ham Building. 

"Under The Sour Apple Tree'' by 
Frank R Adams Is to ba the next 
Bayard Velller direct feature to be 
made at Metro. Vlolda Dana will 
be starred and work will begin im- 
mediately on her flnlshinff her cur- 
rent picture "The Matdi Maker." 

STREET SHOOTINO LDOTEB. 

Los Ang«I«8. Juna 1. 

No picture companies, except 
those situated within the city limits 
of JjOb Angeles, can shoot any atreet 
scenes In the city without paying a 
special license fee. 

That Is In accordance with a new 
city ordinance whlc(h was passed 
last week. 



"A Comic Undertaker" might be 
a good sign over one of the local 
burial establishments. Snub Pol- 
burd, the comedian, has bought a 
partnership In the concern. 

William Courtleigh Is returning 
to the screen under the manage- 
ment of the Rockett Brothers aa a 
member of the cast of their all star 
production, "Handle With Care." 
Jimmy Morrison, Harry Myers, 
Grace Darmond. Landers Stevens. 
IWilliam Austin and Ruth Miller 
tomplete the cast. 



Ted Le Berthon has been en- 
wred as editor for "The Photo - 
Dramatist," a new publication 
whiefe is being sponsored by the 
Palmer Photoplay Corporation. 

Mary Anderson has been signed 
jy the Spencer Productions, Inc., 
•or a series of comedy drama pro- 
ductions to be released through the 
Associated Producers. Scott Dun- 
lap is to direot: 



"Adams Comedies" Is the trade 
mark of the new brand being made 
*t the Astra Studios, Glendale, in 
which Jimmie Adams is starred. 
Heretofore Adams has been under 
the Mermaid banner, but E. W. 
Hammonds, of Educational, has de- 
«ided to name his comedies after 
Wm, "Chuck" Rlesner Is directing 
*nd Albert Austin writing the 
stories. Virginia Warwick Is play- 
tog opposite Adams, the others In 
the company being Frankle Lee, 
yinky " Dean Relsner, "Big Tom" 
Woods. Mark "Slim" Hamilton. 
Cliff Bowes. Max Asher and Otto 
Fricse. 



King Young has succeeded Jay 
Chapman as per.sonal representativf^ 
f«r a. 13. Hampton. Harry Ham- 
mon<l Beal is doing the publioity 
locally. 



Waltrr Hlers, the fat comic at 
2**lart, is to make a tour of the 
South, making per.sonal appear- 
ances. 



Jack O'Brien, leading man for 
Carmel Myers, at I^niver.sal, and 
Helen Smith, who appeared with 
Wm in "Love's Penalty," aro to 
marry. Their enpag*»mpnt was an- 
nounced to mutual friends late last 
Week. — , , - — 



Paulin<> Hall, picture a<Mres8. has 
LJto,rte( l suit horo for lin.nno dnm- 
'•ses acTaTnsI Gorfrnrrr' — SH'''1 . a 
Jeauty (loftor. Miss Hall went to 
•JT. st«fl to have an optration to 
ftako hrr I'ps ir.o.r ki.-^sable in ap- 
Pcaraiif. The operation was a flop 
Jn^l t)K lips didn't attract any more 
«i68fcs tiian beforo. 



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Lies, Rumors and Propaganda 

now being circulated to the effect that The AMOciated 

First National Pictures of N. Y., 

The iVen> Yorl( Exchange, 

or Associated First National Pictures of Northern 

California 

The Turner & Dahnken Exchange 

are being, or are to be sold out are absolutely untrue. 

First National is NOT Selling 
Out Any of Its Exchanges 

Positively no Associated First National Franchise or Exchange 
can be sold by its present owners without the consent of the 
following named Voting Trustees:— 

Robert Lieber of Indianapolis M. L. FinkeUtein of Minncapolii 

Nathan Gordon of Boston Fred Dahnken of San Francisco 

G, J. Von Herberg of Seattle 

iThere are no traitors in this organization and if any Franchise 
Holder wants to sell out, he would have to first satisfy die 
above named gentlemen that such a sale would not hann or 
endanger their own and other Franchise Holders' Investment 
and business safety. 



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Associated First National is Strcmger 
and more united than ever before 

so DON'T WORRY 



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Associated First Nation%l Pictures, Inc., will safeguard its 

Franchise Holders' interests 

''^ Till Hell Freezes Over"' 



Associated First National Pictures, Inc. 
6 West 4Sth Street, New York, N. Y. 



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GENERAL SALARY TUMBLE HITS 
DIREaORS HRST AND HARDEST 



BOSTON'S FOLH SCANDAL 
DUE TO PARTY AT INN 



Men Getting $2,000 Glad of $500— Recruit from 
Another Line at $15,000 Yearly — Few Director 
Protected by Contracts. 



The general fall In salaries all 

along the line is hitting picture 
directors harder than any other 
members of the film profession. 
Most directors were engaged at top 
notch figures whiie stars had con- 
tracts at yearly or even longer rates. 
New directors are still being hired 
per picture, but failing to get any- 
thing near what they drew formerly. 
The same situation exists both in 
Kew York and on the coast. 

One of the big plants In this vici- 
nity closed down last winter, dis- 
missing all together Its top director, 
who promptly found another Job. 
After one picture there at top rates 
he was glad to rehire. himself in his 
new place at $500 a week. 

The same big plant has now re- 
opened, but its most successful 
director Is not on the lot. Admit- 
tedly he is better than anyone they 
have, but he sticks to his determi- 
nation to draw $1,000 weekly and is 
is not working. 

To replace him, a man with a big 
name war hired at his agency figure 
■^$1,750 a week. He made one pic- 
ture and was cut to $750 a week 
and told to take it or leave it. He 
took It Other directors 'at the 
plant are getting $300 and $250 a 
week. 

One of the biggest companies last 
summer started the policy of hiring 
men from other lines of work who 
had proved successful Among 
them was a recruit who gave up a 
lucrative practice to take a salary 
of $300 weekly, or $15,000 yearly, 
because of the opportunity in pic- 
tures for an unlimited clean-up. 
He is still getting that salary and 
glad of hla contract which can't be 
cut. 

Everywhere along Broadway, 
directors, continuity writers and 
other behlnd-the-sccne men are 
gathering to. dlscu.<3s the situation. 
They either say frankly they are 
glad of anything at reasonable paj', 
or are declaring themselves averse 
to taking cuts. Some can keep 
their prices up. Thoy have saved 
their money. 

"But weHl develop new men as 
good or better," said a producer this 
week, "while these men are holding 
out The halcyon days are past 
Today every cent counts. Bcsldos. 
most of them misrepresent what 
they got Cut their statements in 
half and then ^'alve them again and 
you'll know what they're going to 
get* 



ELBERT & GETCHELL ASK 
RETURN OF THEATRES 



Local Papers Mention Names 

In Recounting Story— r 

Trial Soon Due 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON PICTURES 



Receivership in Des Moines 

Followed by Action of 

Former Theatre Owners. 



FIRM'S LICENSE REVOKED 



Popular Pictures of K. C. Fails to 
File Roport 



KansAs City. June 1. 
The Popular Pictures Corporation 
of this city was one of the firms 
caught in the net of the blue sky 
result Its license to do business in 
the state was revoked. 



Des Moines, Jiltie 1. 

Following the troubles of the 
Adams Theatres Co., now In the 
hands of the receiver, Elbert & 
Getchell, former owners of the 
Adams properties in Des Moines, 
are endeavoring: to get back their 
old houses. The three theatres In- 
volved are the Princess (stock). 
Berchel, the only legit house in the 
city, and the Empress, vaudeville. 

Two weeks ago the Adams The- 
atres Co. went into voluntary re- 
ceivership because of action taken 
by the Adams Amusement Co., the 
parent concern which owns 50 Iowa 
picture houses but no local theatres. 
J. Li. Adams, manager, was accused 
of withholding $24,000 in war tax, 
and is now out on 16.000 bail await- 
ing a hearing in federal court. 

Fred Buchanan, former circus 
man, was appointed temporary re- 
ceiver, but has been relieved by 
L. W. Drennon. 

Elbert & Getchell have asked the 
return of the three houses bought 
by Adams. It is claimed that 
Adams got the Empress lease for 
$70,000, only $3.'>.000 of which has 
been paid. The Berchel and 
Princess were secured for $200,000. 
$36,000 of which has been paid. 
Elbert & Getchell are the pioneer 
Des Moines theatre men, and after 
a few months of rest are anxious to 
get back and run their old prop- 
erties. ^ 

The receiver cancfllod the six 
weeks' engagement of the Dunbar 
Opera Co. at the Princess, and can- 
celled Pan tapes' lease of the Em- 
pre.^s. The Empress has been re- 
opened fid is running vode and 
pioturrs. The Berchell has been 
playing "Way Down East" and was 
not clo.sod by the receiver. 



'•BROKEN DOLL" DISPUTE. 

On behalf of the International 
Film Service Co., Nathan Burkan 
ha.s applied for an injunction to re- 
st rain As.sociatcd Producers from 
distributing a pirttire called "The 
T^roUon Doll," claiming title in- 
fringement. 

In'ternationnl Is releasing a plc- 
liire of that title, ba.sed on a Bruno 
I^essing .story of that name, which 
api^eared in the Co.smopolltan Mag- 
azine. The As.soclatod Producers' 
release is an Allan Dwan produc- 
tion founded on a Saturday Eve- 
ning Post tale called "Johnny Cu- 
cabod." 



The names of several men 

prominent in pictures have been 

mentioned frequently in the local 
papers during the week as a result 
of a suit brought before the 
Supreme Court by Atty. G*n. J. 
Weston Allen asking for the re- 
moval from oflflce of Dist Atty. 
Nathan Tufts of Middlesex County. 

The attorney general claims an 
investigation by one of his special 
assistants has disclosed that Tufts 
is not flt to hold office and that his 
office has been used on divers 
occasions in an Improper manner. 

A sensation was caused by the 
filing of the suit and for the first 
time in the history of the State a 
majority of the Justices of the Su- 
preme Court will ait as trial 
Justices and hear evidence which 
ordinarily would be confined to 
police courts. On their decision 
will rest the fate of the district at- 
torney. 

It is claimed 16 men who attended 
a wine party In Woburn, a country 
place Just outside Boston, early in 
ldl7, and who together with the 
woman who ran .the house and 15 
girls were arrested when the police 
of that town made a , audden raid, 
were later "shaken" down for 
$100,000. 

The party was the aftermath of a 
dinner giVen to "Fatty" Arbuckle by 
the Famous Players of New Eng- 
land. It was attended by 125 in- 
vited guests. Among them were 
Adolph Zukor. Jesse Lasky, Hiram 
Abrams, Walter K Green and 
Harry Asher. 

After the dinner It is aaid a 
young Boston lawyer proposed the 
"live ones" go to E:ast Wobum to 
finish up the affair. They arrived 
there about midnight and were 
preceded by 15 girls, who were to 
get $50 apiece for their share is the 
entertainment. When the party 
was in full swing the young lawyer 
used the telephone for a few 
minutes and then the police arrived. 
The keeper of the house, a woman 
named Kingston, now in Cuba and 
who bad a sensational career 
hereabouts, was arrested and In 
court next day sentenced to six 
months in the House of Correction. 
She appealed and never served the 
time. 

After the court caae, it Is said, 
pressure was brought to bear on 
some of the gruests, and threats of 
Indictment on serious charges were 
made, unless certain financial steps 
were taken to prevent such action. 
In all, It is claimed, the guests were 
stung to the tune of $100,000 in 
blackmail and the party, which, at 
the time was described as a huge 
success, took on a less rosy hue. 
This cry went up for some time, 
then died out, only to be resumed 
last week when the unlooked for 
court action was taken by the At- 
torney-General. The trial, which is 
due the early part of this month, 
promises to be a hot one. 



Scenario and play readers and others engaged in separating the wl 
from the chaff in the volume of printed matter that Its submit 
to the big producing interests are compensated according to the qi 
tity read and are paid accordingly. 

Famous Players -Lasky, for example, pays its readers from $9 to |TJ 
for synopses emanating from whatever particular piece of "copy" 
read. Out of all the current magazines published embracing flct 
SI are consumed monthly in Famous' scenario department This 
eludes, of course, the hundreds of printed books, suck aa novels, 
in addition to plays. 

In reading a magazine the reader Is paid pro rata for every story 
picture possibilities, which includes, of course, the synopsis. Famoui 
said to pay the highest rate to readers, the $7.50 applying to books 
such reading matter of greater length than the short story. Goldwyn 
reputed to pay its readers $5. The ability to secure readers is not sai 
posed to be a veiy difficult enterprise, for the reason that hundredi 
students fresh from universities with a desire to gain "plot sense' 
glad to Join magazine reading stafTs for Just their expenses. This 
mean as low as $15 weekly. 



•'The Woman God Changed" is an odd story, but interestinijj 
from the time it is flashed on the sheet to the fade out. Seena Ow< 
is the changred woman. Her ronception of the role deserves praise, 
action takes place in a courtroom, with the story told in flash baclitl 
In the courtroom Miss Owen wore a simple gown of grey satin, nuultj 
tight to the figure, the only trimming being the stand up lace frill arouDll 
the V neck. At the Hallowe'en party she was beautiful in a very scant/l 
costume, consisting of little bodice with Just a few bandd of sequin^j 
enough for the picture r> pass the censors. 



So far as the plans of German film magnates, notably the TTfa. a..^_ 
concerned, opinions here markedly differ. The general run of peopii^ 
have been convinced the Germans intend to invade the American markit 
in full force. . Nothing could be further from the truth, accordinc t# 
experts in the government service, in Wall Street's foreign trade bureaus 
and inside the bigger picture offices. 

There, it is clear, the Germans are aiming not for the Anglo-SaxoB|;-t 
market at all, but for the Spanish -American market and the RussiaB. 
For these markets their stuff is admirably suited, which argues on tln|-s^ 
face that it is not suited for communities with the English point of view. 



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There is small likelihood Mrs. James A. Stillman, wife of the bankurr 
will become a picture star. Even if she were so inclined, which ii 
doubtful, there Is a movement on the part of the industry to blackliit 
stars recruited through the medium of sensationalism and with no other 
known talents to recommend them than the notoriety accruing through 
the court prdceedings. Various branches of the industry are passiof 
resolutions against the practice of utilizing sensational women as stan. 
Clara Smith Hamon. the slayer of an oil man in Oklahoma, recently 
acquitted, immediately went to Los Angeles to become a film star, an4 
was greeted by the decision of the American Society of Cinematographen 
(cameraman) that no member of the organization would operate »|i • 
photographic machine for her. 






A close observer of the film industry gave it as his impression tht ► 
other day that no small portion of the "agitation" against the invaaloi • 
of German pictures to America was being fomented by those acting fof 
the big picture concerns here. At first glance this would sound ridioi- 
lously paradoxical. But the aforesaid observant individual based hli 
contention on condition that call for some sort of drastic action on th« 
part of the big distributors who are financing productions. These coir 
cerns have millions of dollars worth of features on their shelves, either 
paid for or with money advanced against cost of production. Without 
resorting to reissues they could continue to make releases on schedule 
time for several months to come. They need more money to contlnM 
to finance new productions and this is difficult to borrow at anywhere 
near normal rates. In addition, they are being harassed by labor confiN 
tions. So that i€ their studios were to be shut down by a strike for* 
couple of months they would be in better financial shape at the end of 
that time than at present. It is the old story of capital, faced with » 
threatened labor strike, trying to bring It about during the slack seasoa 



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U. SALESMEN MEETING. 

June 4 at Atlantic City will sec 
the annual convention of the Un- 
iversal salesmen from the Philadel- 
phia and Washington territories. 



HOTEL, I-10I_L.YW00D 

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Way, June 3, 1921 



PICTURES 



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ST NATIONALS' SURVEY 
FORECASTS TRADE REVIVAL 



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iiHess Revival Indicated t>y Replies to Question- 
viiaire-^Thirty-one Branch Managers Supply Data 
on Local Conditions All Over United States. 



NEWS OF THE FILM WORLD 



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First National last week sent out f at theatres compare with last year? 



^ a detailed analysis of trad© con- 
ditions based on replies to a ques- 

. tl^nnmlre by Its 31 branch man- 

* j^eri, indicatinsT th«t next fall will 
witness a general business revival 
Jn which the picture Industry will 
•bare generously. All sections of 
the country are represented in the 
gonfey,, The analysfs follows: . 

, .. 1^ rGicpQral indu;itr*al condition^ 

^ •-l^ttftr or worse than 6 months 
ago? ^ 

' Worse at p^^sent than last fall. 
This, however, is attfibuted in evei-y 
^stahce to unsettled labor and in- 
dustrial affairs, and proof of It is 
found In the statement printed by 
Hun's Agency^ that thore are at 
ptvt»ent 2.000,000 unemployed work- 
ers In the U. S. 
2. Outlook for next reason — on 

^^what isyour opinion based? 

!>*»• Virtually unanimous optimism, 
only Ave votes indicating any doubt 
as to th© outlook. Vancouver and 
8an Francisco foresee lal>or unrest, 
Oklahoitia; Is dubious about prices 
of oil aHd cotton, Charlotte, N. C. 
anifl Atlanta, Ga.. question crop outt 
look. On the bright side of tlie 
question there are numerous spe- 
cfnc rearAons given for opttmism. 
Cincinndtt, for instance, rej^orts big 
advance -orders arriving at faotorles, 
PRtsburgh reports plants stocking 
up with raw material, Buffalo quotes 
Industrial executives pledging gen- 
eral resumption of full-time opera- 
tions. Utah minfts, as well as Penn- 
^Ivanla coal minon, are to reopen 
•oon. Colorado cattle and mining 
prospe'cts are fine, and crop pros- 
pects In the Minneapolis, Omaha 
and Des Moines agricultural areas 
are most promising. 

8. Will rentals go higher, remain 
ti.TO or go lAwer Why? 

Oeneral Impression rentals will 
hold firm, though It Is admitted some 

''exhibitors in the less favored sec- 
tions may have to be granted re- 
duction until local conditions In 
their territories better themselves. 
This particular phase of the in- 
vestigation reveals that most ex- 
hlbltors are willing to pay fair ' 'or some time, 
prices for films that promise ade- 
quate retumson their Investment, 
and the ImpresifTon gathered in that 
there will be little change, unless It 
be temporary. 
4. Will admission prices remain 

,„ AS Ihf-y are or decline ? 

' Opinion here about evenly divid- 
ed, it appearing that exhibitors in 
the key centers will have no diffi- 
culty In maintaining their present 
scale of admission, although in 
some of the smaller houses and In 
rural districts,' duo to local condi- 
tions, shading of prices may become 
advisalile. The impression Is con- 
veyed, however, that most exhibitors 
will stand pat on admissions, hold- 
ing to the theory that a difTcrence 
of two, three or even five cents one 
way or the other will not materially 



In varying proportion; it is oft In 
many areas, and in every case Is 
laid to the economic slump. It 
would be a paradox if, when mil- 
lions are idle and Industry .crippled, 
the theatre d4d not teal the pressure. 
But the picture houses have suffered 
far less in proportion than the legit> 
imate theatres of the country. The 
^oad" during the passing theatrical 
reason has been a tragedy for legit- 
imate show producers and probably 
will be recorded as one of the worst 
in the hi8to;-y of the busjhcss, ^Ith 
more companies ptrandcd than pver 
was known in a single season be- 
fore. ; 

8. How far has the BIG special 
affected booking of the average fea- 
ture attrarlion? 

Majority opinion holds that ex- 
hibitors want bi^ specials at equit- 
able rental prices whenever possible, 
but that tha average feature has not 
suffered to any great extent. , In one 
instance it a,8serted the big pictures 
have helped business, and from. an- 
other source Comes the suggestion 
that they l>te limited to one a month. 

9. Will the $2 circuit projected by 
A. U. Woo^Ja and the Shuberts affect 
the regu'ar motion picture theatre? 

Thesmswers were unanimously In 
the negative, opinions generally be- 
ing ihat the Woods chain will not be 
able to get ^ny better product, usu- 
ally, than the regular houses and 
that the latter would benefit through 
comparison of attractions and ad- 
mission prices. 



The Keith houses have booked the 
series of short subjects founded on 
Aesop's fables made by Cartoonist 

Terry and distributed by rathe. 

'I'SJ 1 

The Inter-Globe Export Corpora- 
tion, newly organized by Sidney 
(•iifrett, haf? signed with Associated 
Exhibitors, Inc., for foreign dLstrlbiJ- 
tion of Associated product. 



Melting Pot." in whlrh she partook 
in the spring of 1915. 

Maelyn Arburkle has been added 
to the cast of the forthcoming 
Marion Davies picture, "The Young 
Diana." It is an adaptation from 
the Marie Corelli story, ahd is now 
tiifivvA' ahvJt uiultr tho ;}}r<'eti;:rt cri 
Albert Capellani, recently signed by 
Cosmopolitan. 



The Anglo-American Druir Co. 
has begun suit against the United 
Arti.-^ts for $100,000, charging libel 
in a title in Douglas Falrbank.s' film, 
•*The Nut". The caption read, "As 
a Bleep producer Charlie's incense 
has it all over Mrs. Winslows 
Soothing Syrup." The company 
avers this reference casts ridicule 
upon the prt>duct which the com- 
pany nuinufactures and di.^iribute«. 



RUM-RUM REELER 

New Film Company to Screen 
Border fiootlegging 



The dailies finally are beginning 
to publish the story that Mr. and 
Mrs. Douglas Fairbanks (Mary 
Pickford) are expecting an heir in 
September. 

A group of Italian business men 
have bought the comer at Macdou- 
gal and West Houston streets and 
will i erect there the largest motion 
picture house below 14th stxev^ 

An at.tach|nent, for $2,205 iwas 
Issued in favor of Benjamin gcrk 
in his suit against the Union Film 
Co., Inc., last week. The IJnfop Is 
a foreign corporation, existing un^ 
der the laws of California. Berk 
sued as eastern representative of 
the concern, claiming $ft75 duejhlm 
as back salary. The balance of the 
attachment covers assigned cldlms 
of George R. Shedflf. another em- 
ploye ot the defendant. 

When Angle H. Mattonl's HQ.OOO 
damage suit against the Cort Film 
Co. and Ben Wise came up for trial 
in the Supreme Court last week. It 
was dismissed for, lack of prosecu- 
tion, "the plaintiff su^d for injuries 
stistnined in the filming of 'rrhe 

=l^lL. -rr — 



The World this week carried an 
exclusive story saying Famous IMay- 
ers-Lasky's new .suulio on I..oiig 
Island would close, prpbably Jun»^ 
15, and not reopen for six months. 
Alterations are necessary, says th»j 
paper. In addition, demand for fea- 
ture films has shrunk so all produc- 
tion can advantageously bo confined 
to the west coast. 



CAHMEL MYERS ENDS WI'^H U. 

TjOS Angeles Juno I. 

IiviUK ' Tbuib«?rg, muauui^r vl 
UniverHal City, returned Tuesday. 

Carmel Myers ia no longer with 
the company, her contract expiring 
last Friday and not having been re- 
newe<l. 



The new picture theatre at I142d 
street and I^ehox avenue has been 
leased for 21 years at approximiitely 
$1,000,000 rental to the S. W. S. 
Atnusement Co., J. Fred Stiube, 
president, by John J. FInnorty. It 
will be used exirlusively for Negroes^ 



BABY'S PHOTOGRAPH FIRM. 

II' Fuller and Jack Abrams 

huv. imed a comp^py which le 
tQ be culled Baby's P^o.to^raphio 
Biography, Inc. . , ,' ' 



ii 1- ii 



Eugene Blarler will build a 1.200- 
scat theatre at the corner of Ti.lrd 
and Burnslde streets, Portland, Ore., 
as soon as the present structures on 
the property can be demolished. The 
house. It Is expected, will^be a pic- 
ture theatre. In the same block and 
on property adjoining Blazler'a, the 
Sax Amusement Co. recently an- 
nounced that It would build a big 



GRIFFITH SIGNS LEWIS. 
D. W. Griffith this week announced 
the engagement of Sholdon L*ewis to 
play Jacciues in the picture produc- 
tion of "The Two Orphans." In 
which Joficph Schllkrau^ will have 
the leading role,. ..,: . , 



picture house with a "slumming" I _. ^ .,, ^ 

gallery that would draw patronage I The house will have 
from the downtown hotels, I picture policy. 



Stars at Alpine's Openrng. 

As a special attraction for ihe 
newly completed liOew'i Alpine In 
the Bay Kldge section of Brooklyn 
for tho opening night next Monday, 
3^ picture stars will appear in con- 
nection with the regular show« 

a straight 



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'•*eti 



Increase or decrea.<je attendance at 
the theatre. 

6. What Is the attitude toward 
longer runs In your territory? 

"Favored," "gaining favor," "long- 
tr runs coming" are some of the 
replies to this question, on which 
the positive votes were In a ma- 
jority. The key to the situation 
would seem to He in the return from 
Kansas, which reported that "ex- 
hibitors gladly extend runs where 
Justified." This expression would 
point to a desire on the part of ex- 
hibltors to change their programs 
l as Infrequently as possible, but It Is 
* obviously Impossible for the man 
I with a small population to draw 
|-' Trom or to adopt the policy and re- 
ports O!^ these one-day houses so 
•stated, jffihe saving In gross advcr- 
tlBlng &$fli exploitation exi)ense In 
■:-, * year, al9 the result of longer runs, 
'•>. M^ s^'pi]^ argument In favor of the 
^. plan, al^cr many houses of limited 
kSeating, capacity are reported going 
ito for if. 
'•«• Asfe new theatres being planned 
youBMiterrltory? 
P.l^»JRtetically "yes" In 28 out of 
^- , oljdtfstricts repre.sented, a tally 
[Which w'puld seem to epitomizo the 

Jenerakoptlmism conveyed by the 
irtt >mJonars survey as a whole. 
«>«IsvJlft apparently l3 dl.splaying 
;»e greatest amount of bulldiup ac- 
ly, A least 20 Dew theatres bc- 
proic<;ted or in cour.sc of con- 
nictiohi That tho builders of the.se 
■ es Ail well as those in the other 
^'ons ^f the qontihcni are putting 
|«lr money into nmusement struc- 
•^f^s may ht* nrr pptt y d t i s Tt nnnr- 
*»tce of better timeh nhead. The 



Chicago. June 1. 

A new film concern has been or- 
ganized under the title of Ui S. Film 
Company, The ntw' concern, of 
which C. C. Clifford is the head, has 
taken offices in the Chateau theatre 
building and has occupied the large 
Crane Studios on California avenue 

The feature to be 
published by the U. S. Film Com- 
pany will be called "Liquid Gold,*' a 
story of liquor smuggling over tin- 
Canadian border. Seven airplanes 
were used in making many of tho 
exterior scenes, and over a thou- 
sand "extra" players were employed 
for the big scenes. 

The principal roles are in the 
hands of Alice Girard and W. H. 
Tipton, both experienced in work 
before the camera. The picture was 
directed by, C. C. Clifford, who col- 
laborated with Miss Emily Cor.non 
in writing the story. Mr. Clifford 
has had considerable experience as 
a director, having been assistant di- 
rector for some time with P'amous 
Players-Lasky Corporation. He is 
assisted in filming "Male and Fe- 
male," the adaptation of J. M. 
Barrie's famous stage play, "The 
American Crichon," and many 
others. The picture Is almost com- 
pleted and will be distributed 
through the State right.s market. It 
is announced. 



POMONA'S BLUE SUNDAY. 

Los Angeles. June 1. 
The recount of the Pomona blue 
law election finished Saturday and. 
ns a result, the Sunday will remain 
blue in that territory until the con- 
stitutionality of the mea.'»ur. can be 
te^ed in the courts. 





- ., ^y when m'»nvV 89e<-ulat«il with 
-ineotreB is past- Kfal estate vsiues. 
irj?jl of labor and building material 

#|F*%vf}n now too rir^vp for investors. 
™*iiy of them practical showmen, 
'<>I>ut their wealth IgtO properTi*»s of 
<P>eHtlonable earning "power. 
*• llow doeg volume of buyinevw 



•'THE GOLEM." f 

The next picture to be .•^hown al 
the Criterion, followinc: Thomas 
Meiphan in "'White and l.'nmar- 
rlcd," will be "The GoNin," a big 
foreign production. 

Famous. IMnycrs is getting ren dy 
to exploit it on a large stale, . , 

F. P.'s "Prince There Was." 
Famous I'lay*»rs has bought from 
riiorgc M. Cohan the picture riglitp 
to "A Prince There Was." 

Tlionias Meighan is to be starred 
in the role orisinnlly created on tli' 
Ht.m'o by RolMTt Uill;ir<l ;nid !<)'< r 
f»}c)y*^l- i*y C ct haii 







#/ A FILM that should refresh the weary devotee of 

JjL the screen. A poignant note of realism runs 

^ ^ throughout the picture. Consummate artistry 

throughout. Deserves the attention of producers as 

well as of the public.'* — New York American. 

(Abuir in tUf thur iolitmn ad <ut. hfot or electro at your cx-hanye ) 



"Best Show in Town Week." 

In jnMition to its i<K»i!»r annual 
rarHmo\ini W'ck. Fainoas Playt i' 
i^ making ready »or •Tfio lie.st Show 
in Town WeeU," .ommfneiut 



(2 G>ammounty*^up^ 



\ 







FAMOUS PLAYFRS lA.SKYOOPJXJRATION 



ll^MT >.>_ CM* • ■■ 




46 



PICTURES 



Friday, June 3. 1921 



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FIXERS SAID 



FILM DITTY 



BRADY MAY BE HEAD 
OF Un ASSN. AGAIN 



Agitation Against German Importations by Amer- 
ican Legion Carries Weight with Lawmakers — 
Protection for U. S. Raw Stock Alto. 



Although little has come out con- 
cerningr the deliberations of the 
Congressional tariff fixers in Wash- 
ington, it Is reported on the word 
of an authority high in the film 
trade, that developments within the 
last ten days have Influenced Icgis- 
latlve sentiment toward a protective 
duty on both finished productions in 
the form of negatives and upon the 
raw stock. — — - 

The political complexion of Con- 
jgress is distinctly favorable to the 
protective* policy and there is a 
strong inclination to secure rev- 
enues ^rom Imports to lighteh the 
tax burden In other directions. The 
protests of the American Legion 
against the "invasion" of German- 
made pictures Is having great senti- 
mental weight with the politicians. 
Pressure is being brought to bear 
upon certain representatives on be- 
half of American labor concerned in 
the manufacture of domestic pic- 
tures from actors to technical 
Itiboratory workers who contend 
that their livelihood is being taken 
away by the flooding of the market 
with the film products of cheap Ger- 
man workmen, while low tariffs will 
only benefit the big producers, who, 
for the sake of political argument 
on the legislators, are classified as 
•♦'capitalistic interests." 

The fact that the manufacturers 
are alive to a situation which 
threatens them Is Illustrated by the 
propaganda for their side, which is 
finding its way into the daily news- 
papers, particularly the financial 
pages lately. 

These articles take the form of a 
warning that protective tariffs on 
film Imports will bring about re- 
prisals from the foreign nations 
whose trade In this kind of product 
is taxed. If America places a high 
Import duty on French films, for ex- 
ample, the natural result will be a 
heavy impost by France upon the 
Importution of American picture 
products, the U. S. manufacturers 
say. 

Inasmuch as the foreign value of 
domestic film manufacturers repre- 
sents the difference between a profit 
and a loss to the maker, amounting 
it is estimated to about 30 per cent, 
of cost, a French duty wf 30 per 
cent, would be that much out of the 
American's pocket. The argument 
foes beyond this detail. The pro- 
ducers point out that Europe is in 
keen competition with America in 
its owa markets for all kind of fin- 
ished products and materials, and if 
America shuts Europe off from 
profit in the American picture mar- 
ket, Europe probably would reply 
by taxing all kinds ot exports from 
the United States. 

Opponents of high duties declare 
that American producers of many 
kinds have built jp a profitable ex- 
port trade with the aid of Ameri- 
can-made industrial films. The 
furniture trade, for example, has 
• done a lot of missionary work 
abroad by mean of the screen, and 
they seriously argue that i^ll this 
pioneer work in development of 
business is being endangered by the 
agitation against a free interna- 
tional market in pictures. 

The propaganda for low duties on 
negatives is yoked with arguments 
against high tariff on raw stock. 
Foreigners will resent discrimina- 
tion against their raw stock, while 
the American domestic supply is 
conlroTlod by a i.owerful "trust" 
which is well able to meet foreign 
competition, argue the producers 
who assert that the overseas mak- 
ers of blank stock do not turn out 
more than enough material to sup- 
ply their own needs and would not 
in any event have any surplus to 
export. The film producers declare 
tMd the prospect of high duties is 
the element that has inspired Wall 
street speculators to soil down 
amusement stocks in this market 
to new low levels in many cr^Res. 

The exhibitors appan-iitly are 
standinp by their po.sition in favor 
— o f l ow dutie s or n o ne a t ail 

First National is now carrying on a 
survey by means of a question- 
naire addre.«^sed to exhihitors' with- 
in its organization, and tlie prelimi- 
nary data is said to indicate a solid 
front on the part of Fhowmen for 
unrestricted imports of foreign- 
made pictmea. 



GRIFFITH DICKERS WITH 
BACON FOR IIGHTNIN' ' 



Wants star to Make Picture 
Under His Direction 



Every indication points to a deal 

between D. W. Griffith as producer 

and Frank Bacon as star and 

author in a film rendering of "Lilght- 

nlnV' the picture rights to which 
the actor is understood to control. 

The two have been much together 
recently, presumably considering 
details, and an announcement is ex- 
pected. 

Picture work wouild not interrupt 
the play's Broadway run. 



FOX'S OAKLAND BUT 

San Francisco, June 1. 
Construction of a theatre by Wil- 
liam Fox Is soon to commence at 
19th street and Broadway, Oak- 
land. The property was purchased 
last week by Fox interests and 
marks the end of quite a "struggle" 
for posset>sion of the site. A few 
weeks ago Orpheum interests were 
reported to have been negotiating 
for the land. 



Annual Election Set for June 
6— Change Unlikely. 

The annual meeting the National 
Association of the Motion Picture 
Association is set for June «, at 
which time oflBcers and directors 
will be voted upon for the ensuin^r 
year. 

It is expected William A. Brady 
will be returned to the presidency. 
During the recent campaign against 
a censorship legislation all over the 
country, when Sidney Cohen of the 
National Theatre Owners' Associa- 
tion took the stump in a contro- 
versy with the association, consid- 
erable bitterness developed between 
the producers' and exhibitors' 
bodies. 

Cohen repeatedly declared that 
Brady did not represent the senti- 
ment of the producers and would 
not lead them in the association an- 
other year. 

It Is partly tor this reason the 
association members have pretty 
well agreed Brady will be re-elected 
and no opposition will be in the 
field. The idea is that it would not 
do to have it appear the exhibitors 
forced the association to realign its 
officials. 



STANLEY COMPANY REPORTED 
ORDERING 25% SALARY CUT 



Every One on Staffs of Company from Highest Exec- 
utires Must Stand Decrease— Decided at Confer- 
-Into Effect at Once, It Is Said. 



enc< 



AUENS AND LOEW AT 
ODDS OVER TERRITORY 



Canadians Blocked from Film 
Service in Cleveland. 



fhh company insolvent 

Oklahoma City, June 1. 
Dissolution of the Gold King 
Screen company of Oakland City, a 
(IGCOOO corporation. Is asked by S. 
II. Jones, George W. Caldwell and 
Willis Q. Gregory, Jr., In a petition 
filed In the district court at Okla- 
homa City, May 2S. 

There are no liabilities listed in 
the petition, and no reason assigned 
for wanting a dissolution. 



AaORS' FUND FIELD EVENIS 
MAKE TOMORROW BIG HOLIDAY 



Daniel Frohman Has Been in Los Angeles Two 
Weeks Arranging Meet — All Big Stars to Par- 
ticipate — Grand Stand Schedule. 



Los Angeles, June 1. 
Saturday is the big day. 
All Los Angeles, and especially 
that section known as Hollywood, is 
"on Its toes" for the field day that 
Is to be held at the Beverley Speed- 
way In aid of the Actors' Fund of 
America. Daniel Frohman has been 
here for over two weeks and has 
been working night and day to com- 
plete the preparations necessary to 
make the event a success. 

In addition to the picture and stage 
stars in this section of the country 
at present, the aid of local society 
women has been enlisted to ta' 
part In the festival. The publicity 
that ha3 been secured Is certain to 
make the event one of the most his- 
toric of its kind that has ever taken 
place on the coast. 

Among the features certain to at- 
tract Is a wild west show with W. S. 
Hart, Tom Mix, Will Rogers, Doug- 
las Fairbanks, Hoot Gibson, Buck 
Jones, Harry Carey, Snow> Baker 
and Dustln Farnum In roping, riding 
and other contests. There is also 
to be a "Pike," with "gal shows" and 
all the other attendant features. The 
"Days of '49" saloons wit. gambling 
and bar features are to be made 
much of, and Dlr< Ferris Is going 
to have a ^'haronrv" with &• girls a.s 
the feature. 

The following is the list to date 
of the events and shows that have 
been arranged: 

Events in front of the grand stand 
during the afternoon^ 

Monster rodeo with 300 cowboys, 
riders and western players. Cham- 
pionship of the film rodeo world to 
be awarded to the best all-around 
performer. Douglas Fairbanks. Bill 
Hart, Tom Mix, Dustln Farnum. 
Hoot Gibson, Buck Jo.ies. Will Rog- 
ers and Harry Carey to compete. 

Roman Derby, chariot race, one- 
Tbej^;^if mji5> „y\\^ Xnm M'"^ ^-"4- -Sno w y 
Baker listed among the drivers. 

"Pioneer Days" spectacle, with 
Indian fight. 

"Snowy" Baker's Australan Stock- 
men's Picnic, with the games of the 
antipodes. 

Tod Sloan to ride half-mile exhl- 

billOB. 



The booking of "Dream Street'' 
Into the Allen, Cleveland, for an 
indefinite engagement beginning last 
Sunday, attracts attention again to 
the belief the Canadian firm and the 
Loew Interests are at odds. 

The Allen, a new house seating 
3,300 and playing against Loew's 
State, a de luxe establishment seat- 
ing about the'same, illustrates the 
diflnculty of the Aliens in securing 
regular supplies of screen features. 
The Allen has to book Individual 
attractions from time to time, the 
Loew house having the BMrst Na- 
tional franchise for the territory, 
and entitled to first call on Par- 
amount product. 

It Is said that, in the early stages 
of the Loew circuit's development, 
the American company and the Al- 
iens had arrived at what amount- 
ed to a tacit agreement. Loew to 
keep out of Canada, and the Al- 
iens to observe a "hands off" atti- 
tude toward the territory on this 
side of the line. 

Subsequently Loew came to re- 
gard the understanding as lapsed 
and entered Toronto. It la said that 
the Aliens came to Cleveland as a 
proteat against this "Invasion," al- 
though they had previously ac- 
quired American theatre properties 
In north Pacific territory, linking 
them up to their Western Canadian 
holdings. The Aliens are building 
In Detroit also, apparently Intent 
upon carrying on a contest with 
the American circuit on Its own 
ground. 



SCEEENINO AESOP. 

Pathe has contracted with the 
Fable Pictures, Inc., to release the 
latter's animated cartoons produc- 
tions of Aesop's fables once every 
week. The first Is scheduled for 
June 19. 

Paul Terry Is the cartoonisL 



Rawiinson Back with U. 

Herbert Rawiinson Is back with 
the Universal forces as leading man 
to Priscllla Dean In her forthcom- 
ing feature, "Confiict." This latest 
afflliation Is looked upon by film 
people as a novitiate prior to Raw- 
linson's promotion Into a full- 
fledged U. star. 



Philadelphia, June 1. 

Indirectly, it is learned, that at % 
recent meeting of the Stanley com< 
pany heads, reported to have been 
held at Atlantic City, it was decided 
everyone employed by the company 
would have to submit to a cut of 2^^ 
per cent. In their present salary. 

The Stanley company is one ot 
the largest operators of picture aa4 
vaudeville theatres in this country/ 

The decreased salary excepts no 
one, taking in the highest ex<^ 
ecutives of the concern. The re«* 
port says it w^ suggested the 
highest paid executives have their 
salary reduced to $100 a week e^clt, 
but this waa looked upon as tos' 
drastic a cut, and It was also ven<«' 
tured perhaps the personij^el of tht* 
staffs in general, with such an an* 
nouncement made, would look upos 
it as too strong a bait for thera to 
readily follow. It was then decided 
the oflFlcera take the 25 per cent 
sllc« along with the rest. 

While no information of this re« 
port lias been secured, Variety'! 
source is reliable, though it is dot 
known when the cut becomes ef- 
fective, although believed to go intt 
effect at once. 

Variety's Philadelphia corre- 
Hpondent has expressed his belief 
the present summer will be the dull. 
est, theatrically, Philadelphia hai 
had for years. 



$25,000 FOR "ANATOL" 



Price for 



Two Weeks 
by F. P. 



to L« 



Washington. D. C, June t 
Famous Players Is reported to havf 
quoted Marcus Loew $25,000 foi' a 
first -run of two weeks on "The Af- 
fairs of Anatol," commencing Labor 
Day. It was figured out the featuri 
would be put into the Palaei 
(Loew's big house here, seatinif 
2,500) the first week at dollar prices. 
On a fair break at dollar top thejT 
could gross $40,000 and on a good 
break $60,000, while on an excep- 
tional break the gross might touch 
$70,000 to $75,000. These flgurei 
were based on previous producttoni 
played. The second week they wonM 
play the Columbia (Loew's house of 
extra run pictures, seating 1,500), tt 
56 cents top. They could gross $$!♦* 
000 at the Columbia, which was th* 
figure reached there by "Humor* 
esquc." 



Charlis Murray Not with Senntti 
Los Angeles. June 1. 
Charlie Murray, the comedian, H 
no longer one of the Sennett stam 
His contract ended Tuesday. He li 
said to be contemplating a returt 
to vaudevilla. 



aOTHES IN PICTURES. 



Events in front of grandstand 
during evening: 

Pagreant, "The Adornment of 
Woman,- with 700 participants. 
Costumes from all the ^tudlos. 
George Hopkina directing. Elinor 
Glyn as Queen of Fashion. Anita 
Stewart as Eternal Feminine, Doro- 
try Dalton as Aphrodite, Ruby de 
Remer as Circe, Eva Novak, Cath- 
leen Klrkham, Louise Glaum, Shirley 
Mason and Rosemary Theby as 
other famed historical and mythical 
characters. The Mack Sennett girls 
In "Fashion's Frivolities." Betty 
Compson. Llla Lee. Bebe Daniels, 
Wanda Hawley. Ruth Blller, Shan- 
non Day, Mae McAvoy. Julia Faye 
and Kathleen Williams presenting 
"Fashion's Dream of Luxury." 
Dougl- ^ Fairbanks In a sword duel 
from "The Three Musketeers," Mary 
Pickford as Little Lord Fauntleroy. 
Ted Shawn and a company of danc- 
ers from Dennis- 3hawn, Nigel Bar- 
rie In modem dances. 

Airplanes with fireworks. 

Along the "Pike" the shows will 
include Dick Ferris' "Big Tent and 
Harem Show," "The Uplifters' 
Camp of '49," with William H. Crane 
as the Old Miner; Charlie Murray's 
"Days of '49 Camp"; Jack Doyle'3 
boxing pavilion, -ivith a bout every 
15 minutes; Sid Grauman's Beauty 
Show; Charles Ray's Country Store, 
with a rummage sale; two dancing 
pavilions; Elinor Glyn fortune tell- 
ing: camels from the Selig zoo for 
rides: Will Rogers and Judge Cox 
as judges of the Speeders' Court; 
Bebe Daniels In a jail scene; Hal 
Roach staging a comedy, "The One- 
Man Street Car"; American bar and 
cafe scene from "The Four Horse- 
men"; comedy race between Fatty 
Arbuokle and Tony Moreno In their 
own cars; dog and badger fights 
under the direction of Bill Jones, 
Boh- Ai bilgh t . — BHm S ommor viUer^ Toe- bad Edith - .»taf»y,.. r« «u i d n o t hiLva hud a. Oielito: stoiy for h^^ 



Bobby Dunn and I^arry Semon; fifty 
refreshment .•'.tands and a barbecue 
restaurant under the direction of 
!*ociety womon. 

Preliminary figures indicate that 
the day should realize something 
like $25,000 for the fund 



Beatrice Burnham Is a pretty heroine In Buck Jones* latest release 
"Get Your Man." Her dark hair Is becomingly worn in curls, A HgW 
cloth dress formed part of her very small wardrobe. It was quaintly 
made, with tight -fitting bodice, short puffed sleeves, and full skirt. H«^ 
other dress was a aailor suit piped with white braid. Buck Jones covsrt 
quite some territory In this picture. First he is honest and hard work-* 
Ing. a coal miner In the Heather Mines of Scotland. Because the lad/ 
of his heart prefers the vlllian he seeks another country. Canada, joini 
the mounted police, whose slogan la. "To the end of the world If necet* 
sary. but get your man." Not only dees he gret hts man but fails in 2oT«. 
with a trapper's daughter. ,: ■:. , . > ; ' 

Even the best of pictures can be affected by what precedes It, ■* 
what can a film of the medium standing expect. That was the faW 
of "The Lost Romance," at the Criterion. If it had not been for thj 
splendid playing of Conrad Nagel and Jack Holt, one would have entered 
slumberland long before the third reel. 

Lois Wilson should consult a hairdresaer. It was not once well worOi 
As her role was the assistant librarian, her wanlrobe was not extensivft 
One evening gown was very simple, of white chiffon with a few tucks at 
the hem. A silk shawl was worn over thin, making the gown apP**' 
a trifle more effective. An evening gown was elaborate, of pome sort 
of shimmery material, that had. as !< decoration, laoe which also formed 
the short sleeves 



film reappearance than "The Beaoli of iM-eam«." Miss Storev did'hef 
best in sport attire or tailor* d suits. On boaid a yachi t-iie looked 
smart in a white cloth skirl, with the sweater of black. A panam» 
hat with a largo black velvet bow was just the thing to c-onH»Iete ii- 
The irUeriors w<'re poor. It seemed more liko a re-is.'-ue than neu. Th^ 
big shot was the sinking of the yacht, and tliut looked as if an insert 
from aome weekly news. 



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MOTION PICTURE DEPARTMENT— PAGl;i5 40 TO 47 

PICTURES 



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fainoW Stars' Salaries Rose Following Warwick 
. Settlement — Frank E. Woods Called Poor 

Picker — Connick Says Long Island Plant Needs 

No Change. 



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Solely for reasons of economy, 
•as 3<6^e'%. Lasky's eJcplnnation 
oTW* rto^itig Of the-^- Eajitei^n 
■amoiis Ptayers studio on' Long 
Sptni. H. B. H. Cdniiick added 
JST week' that "not so-bitich as a 
^flck" would be changed in the 
ptoint, despite rumors It hid been 
Wm lyisatisfactorlly: J "•"^''' 
- "i\'B perfect^ 1Vfr. Connick de- 
eiared, pa^lHk the buck M'^lien it 
came to any discussion as to a 
reorganlzafioh .of *the ^i'oduction 
^partpient.' The disinclination to 
t^llc, however, did not lessen the 

pression a reorganization of the 

tduction department of the Par- 

ount people was immediately on 
, e cards with La sky on from the 
^oapt an(| Zukor back from abroad. 

Certain circumstances lend an air 
©f verity to these conclusirns. Most 
productions .liave been made on the 
tmfli, fcut' recently a marked 
twdency to iransffr work cast be- 
Cjune ^pparefft. Thomas Melghan 
and Wallace Reid both nioved east. 

Salesman in the Famous force, 
witliout meaning to, have b'.en giv- 
ing ade<iuate suggestions for a 
month now as to why this move 
was made. Critici-sm levelled at 
Frank E. Woods, chief picker of 
ftorles at the coast plant, played a 
large part in these suggestions and 
apparently this same oitioism has 
oome to a head. With production 
Moving to Hollywood and H. E. 
Purant and Tom (.leraghty to b^ 
taken care of from this end, a 
forthcoming big sweep-out is re- 
ported. 

Regarding Woods it has been 
•aid that he has sent the dis- 
tribution end but two live market 
pictures since January. What tlie 
•ales force like is jazs; .stuff such as 
appears in "White and Unmarried." 
The highbrow stuff Woods has been 
picking, they say they cant see 
witli a spyglass, nor can they sell 
It, they complain. With Gardner 
Hunting and Walter Wanger out 
and J. E. D. Meador moving in. 
they declare a policy is beginning 
irhioh the direct result of pressure 
brought to bear from the dis- 
tribution end. 

Another point Famous has to con- 
sider is inaking money with such 
•tars as Meighan and Reid. The 
Impression prevails that Paramount 
has them under contract at a 
relatively low figure. It waa true 
top to the time Famous settled for 
1125,000 the suit brought against It 
by Robert Warwick. 

This euit showed Meighan and 
Ileid what they could get if they 
%ere up on their toe.s. They forced 
a revi.«ion of their contracts and 
liow are drawing larger weekly 
amounts than general opinion 
credita 

Mr. Lasky's statement rcg-aiHl- 
Ing the closing* of the Long Island 
•ludio follows: • 

"This transfer i.s made in the in- 
terest of economy. We sliall take 
ievery advantage of the CaJiforniu 
>unshine now that the rainy season 
to LoS; Aageles is fndeU. We are 
not cutting down proauotion, but 
inerely takitig steps to produre niorv 
e<?oiiomlr»Iiy. The Long Island 
City JBludlo will be opcne^l again 



GERMAN HLM FEEUNG 
REPORTED DYING OUT 



Gives New Lease on Soft Job 
to Dr. Oberholtzer. 



'. ■ }Torri,'=!!nirg, Pa., June 1. 

Governor William C. Spruul has 
approved the McConnell bill provid- 
ing for increased salaries for mem- 
ber.*? of the State Board of Motion 
Picture Censors and their employes. 
A similar bill was defeated and the 
present measure waa introduced 
stveral days later without many 
changes, but with alteration to 
overcome constitutional objectliMis, 

The new J^w increaseji the saj- 
aries of the chairman of the board 
from 3,000 to $3,600 a year, secre- 

Leaion Drops Action Here — ^^^y ^^^^ '2.400 to $3,300 and the 

vice-cliairmaji from $^,^00 to $3,300. 



NEW CENSOR \M IN MASS. MAY < 

GO TO REFERENDUM VOTE 




15,000 SignaUares Required to Offset Governor's Ap- ' 
proval— Vote Looked for in November, 1922 — i ' 

Sixty Days' Leeway. 

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EXHIBITORS SEEK 
BOOKING CONTROL 



Two Chapiters Fighting 



That Adolph-'^ukor and the Para- 
mount crowd have the opposition to 
German -made pictures licked to a 
frazzle, with sporadic outbursts on 
the coast all that really remains of 
the counter-offensive \s being con- 
ceded by observers along Broad- 
way. 

The first bre,ik In the, ominous 
clouds gathering around Zukor as 
he returned from Europe wa.s ap- 
parent when the S. Rankin Drew 
Post of the American Legion (the 
theatrical post here) suspended ac- 
tion in regard to German films. The 
motion condemning them was 
tabled. 

The second break is heard of 
from Los Angeles, where the city 
post of the legion is said to be at 
violent odds with the Hollywood 
post over the question, with action 
halting as a result. 

The last marked break came 
through the directors. The infor- 
mation has been eased them that 
high salaries were paid them to 
make pictures for the world market 
;and that the world market depended 
upon importing a certain amount of 
business frem foreign countries to 
establish trade balances. Further- 
,more, word has been generally 
spread that many of the 129 German 
features bought by Zukor were sent 
into the Paramount vaults ' for 
burial, not distribution. 

Again Samuel Goldwyn's state- 
ment that he looked at many Ger- 
mpn pictures while abroad and 
didn't think two per cent, of them 
would do for this country has helped 
smooth down the violent state of 
mind stirred up in coast and local 
labor circles. 



REPLY TO COHN STTIT. 

Leo Fox and Charles Panser have 
filed answer to Jack Cohn's injunc- 
tion suit concerning the relevase of 
•The Wandering Jew" (starring 
Rudolph Schlldkraut), generally de- 
nying the allegations. Last week 
Justice Whitaker granted the plain- 
tiffs motion for the appointment of 
a receiver to take over the funds 
accruing from the distribution of 
the film. A receiver has not been 
named as yet, although probably 
will within the fortnight. 

Cohn, as executive of the C. B. 
C. Film Sales Corporation, sued for 
a one-third interest In the profits 
of the picture, alleging that Fox 
came to him in March last and in- 
terested him in the release of the 
tilm. Accordingly, Fox and Pan.ser 
look olHce space in the C B; C. 
Film Co.'s suite at 1600 Broadway 
and when tho picture was first 
.shown in New York at the Majestic, 
downtown on Second avenue, for 
whi( h booking date they received 
IGOO, the d<'fendanis moved out and 
look separate ofiicos at 135 West 



^hen 'tUe. rainy season makes i: 

hnpracticnl to concentrate in Losp'"'^>''*^*''^*^ street, stating they 
Ang»;<y. W^. .do not btUcve hi • ^'^■*'" "°^ ^" ^^^ m.-innvr obligated 

.0 the pluMitiff. CoVm <: hmtT' r h«-> ' 



It provides for an e^ecut<>ve clerH 
at $3,000, a new position, inst^^ad of 
a chief clerk at $1,800, but there are 
several clerks provided for at $1,800 
in the new act. 

The bill boosts the annual pay- 
roll of the board to approximately 
$80,000 a year, a considerable iti- 
crease when comt>ared with the 
payroll of $3,000 a decade ago when 
the State started its censorship. 

As originally introduced the bill 
aimed to provide by statute for the 
office of director, held now by Dr. 
Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer, the de- 
posed censor who is being carried 
along by the State administration 
for some unknown reason. The 
post pays $3,000 a year and re- 
quires little or no work and was 
created by executive order. The 
new law, like the one It super.scdcs, 
has a provision for the employment 
of such necessary extra persons as 
the chairman may appoint, subject 
to the fJovernor's confirmation, 
provided the total salaries of the 
extra men do not exceed $5,000 a 
year. 

Under this Item Dr. Oberholtzer 
may be carried along for the le- 
mainder of the Sproul administra- 
tion, although there is evidence 
here that Governor Sproul is grow- 
ing very tired of hearing the name 
of the ex-censor. Just a year ago 
this month the term of the Doctor 
expired, but he was allowed to hold 
oftlce until November, 1920. When 
the Governor did not reappoint 
him, but named Henry Starr Rich- 
ardson, friends of the former mem- 
ber, led by the Rev. Clifford G. 
Twombly, of Lancaster, charged 
i the Governor with lying. They 
claimed the Governor had promised 
to rename Oberholtzer. They kept 
up their charges until recently, and 
the fact that the term of Harry L. 
Knapp,^ chairman of the board, ex- 
pired this month, caused a renewal 
of the talk and the demand was 
made that the Governor drop 
Knapp and name Dr. Oberholtzer 
and thus .square himself. The Gov- 
ernor had no such Idea, however, 
and reappointed the chairman. 
- The present board has been strict 
in its decisions, but has not been 
arbitrary, a charge that has been 
laid against Dr. Oberholtzer. His 
removal from tho board Is at- 
tributed to his arbitrary ruling.s. 

Dr. Twombly during tho year-old 
debiite, which drew but one reply 
from the Governor, who said in a 
hundred well chosen words that the 
Lancaster clergyman did not know 
what he was talking about, has 
been able to say nothing bad 
enough about motion pic{ures 
since the dropping of Oberholtzer. 
A few days ago he appeared here 
before t«ie Ministerial Association, 
which some time ago named a com-- 
mlttee to censor pictures for its 
own benefit, and found little to 
praise. The minister told the asso- 
ciation that the effect of 40 per cent, 
of the moving pictures shown in 
this country is worse for young 
people tlian the saloon ever was. 



Up-State Combination Sees 
Light in Buffalo. 

Buffjalo. Jvne 1» 
What appears to be one of the 
strongest efforts yet made to form 
)an exhibitors* booking xomblnation 
in ttifse parts rame to light here 
this week, when it b)&cftme kndwn 
that ovet a dozen looaT exhibitors 
have organized Into a closed com- 
bine for the reduction of film ren- 
tals and for' other alleged protec- 
tive purposes. Led by "Walter 
Hayes, of the Mark Interests; 
Harold B. Franklin, of Shea's, and 
Fred Ullman, of the Elmwood, who 
!have been working on tlie idea for 
some time, the new organization 
has begun activities by undertaking 
to dictate to distributora the price 
at wb^^plctures are to be sold. 

Inq^B^reveals the original pur- 
pose Wt which the combine was 
formed is to wage war upon Marcus 
Loew, whose new State is due to 
open here in the fall. The combine 
Is said to have been actuated by 
the idea that, by their organization, 
they would be in a position to dic- 
tate to the tilm men and compel 
them to boycott Loew. 

H this was the original plan, the 
organization has already wandered 
far afield. Tlieir present activ- 
ities appear to be directed toward 
the reduction of film rentals and 
early skirmishes have already 
brou>?ht a number of New York of- 
ficials of the film companies here 
to lead the fight. Word has been 
sent to the National Association of 
the situation with the result that 
written Instructions have l)een re- 
ceived by a number of Buffalo dis- 
tributors to refuse to do any bus- 
iness with the combination as such. 

To all pre.Hent appearances, it 
would seem that the exhibitors had 
overshot themsrlvcs by showing 
their hands too early In the game. 
The effect of forcing a fight upon 
Loew has already been lost. Wheth- 
er anything will be accomplished In 
the price dictation remains to be 
seen. The film men regard the sJt- 
uation as something of a Joke, hav- 
ing labeled the combination as the 
"Coca-Cola" circuit. " 

Th^ theatres interested are the 
Strand, Victoria and Regent, .Shea's 
HIppodrbmo and Noi'th Park, the 
Elmwood, the Plaza and the Gen- 
eral theatres, comprising the Allen- 
dale, Circle, Kllen Terry, Central 
Park and e»ar. 



Boston, June 1. ' 

Gov. Channing Cox last week 

signed the bill calling for a State 

censjorship of pictures. Unless It i« 

held up by Invoklnir the referendum 

vdte, now planned by those opposed 

to tho bill, it will become operatlvo 

Jan. 1, 1922. 

The picture interests have alreadj^ 

taken up the battle against the laTF 

and efforts are beln^ made to get, 

within the next sixty days, 15,000 

signatures which will have the ef- 
fect of placing the law on the ballot 
at the next election. Then the 
voters will have a chance to vote 
on it. The signatures will undoubt- 
edly be secured and this will hold 
the bill over until November of next 
year at least. 

By the bi]l the censoring of pic- 
tures will be In the hands of the 
commissioner of public safety,. 
Formerly the cities and towns 
throughout the State controlled the 
showing of fiffus. 

Last year the bill was vetoed by 
Gov. Coolidge on the grounds it was 
unconstitutional. This year it 
passed through the House bir a TOte 
of 150 yeas to 50 nays and the Sen- 
ate by 21 to 16. J 

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$20,000 NOTE IN SUIT . 

J. Robert Rubin Filet Answer foij; 
His Client. 



t'Jieraiing jin irR-lo.-^ed .'>iudio, \\\i\\ 
its tr»nu.ndoi.s expenses, at a time 
'^hcn wc ran work more 
**cor.omically in Hollywood. The 
<;ompanics that are now Ix.ing sent 
to th^ Coast will return hert; in 
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ha.s already organized a pretentions 
system for the general release of 
the picture. 



AKOTHER CHICAGO THEATRE 

-&:, •/-? Chl<»ago. Juno 1. 

/A hiK million doTlaV theatre and 
^O^artmnu store arr pTann. .1 by 

.Herman i:. Nish, ]. reside nt of ih.- 

Lion Drpariment .Store, as the rc- 

-.,A4t ■ ui -hi*, -y uiri ii:.t;o i^ ^ h*^ ' n t lrc . 

>Wx^^^ fi*>ntagc on Chicago avenue. 
ik(ftW(^n il.rmitago 'and Wood 
, «r^et.v-. At present thf^-c'ls a small 
■,futuro th'atr*>V "iff seating hou.'se. 
.,.The Hub." which will be wrecked 
^ l^jid u C(.(,o Mat playhou.«;c, wiih a 



FIGHTING OVER "i^ILL" FILM 

.San Fian'Msco, Juno 1. 
A legal fight is being wag»d ovrr 
ilic booking of a motion picture. M. 
I^. Markowitz of the .Strand, which 
lias b« «n showing Fox features along 
w ith other programs and who claiin.i 
to have booked "Over the Hill" for 
his house, appealed to the rouit on 
learning the Columl)la haa Tn- 



NEW BRONX HOUSE. • 

The oiil Y. M. C. A. site, on the 
north side of IlOth street, west of 
.*<f. Ann's avenue, Rronx, was pur- 
ehased last week by the 173d 
St. Realty Co., of which Aaron 
Miller is i>resi(lent. Plans are now 
being fornnilat<d by architects rep- 
resenting the Realty concern to 
• rect a picture house with a iieiit- 
ing capacity f»f 1,500. ' ' 

Kurz i^ I'ren. brokers in thg 
transaetion, said llie new amuse- 
ment house .vill be comi)lete<l rtt»oUt 



CENSORS FOR INSTITUTIONS. 

Ifarrisburg, I»a., June 2. 
A committee of sevea has been 
appointed by Commissioner Clifford 
B. Connclley, of the Department of 
JLabpr aj)d Industry, to assiat the Ip- 
dustrial Board in drafting rulings 
pertaining to the exliibition qt, pic- 
tures In cnurches, schools and in- 
stitutipns. The committee was se- 
lected In a^'cprdance with recom- 
mendations offered at recent public 
beai;inj5iB held in PhiladelphiA an<l 
Pittsburgh oii tentative rulings of, 
the board and whit h were found ob- 
jectionable. 
- Tii.e. . persoijHf I i,i rbr. c'>mjv-ittoc 
is: The liev. Dr. Daniel .Marsh, Pitts- 
burgh, representing tho churches; 
Louis Nu.sh.'j'vsm, I'isjl.idelphia, rep- 
resenting the Schools; Charles C. 
McMahon, Washington, D. C, rep- 
resenting wrlfare organizations; 
L»ana Pierce, New York, represent- 
ing the Underwriters' LabOrutoHes; 
L. W. 'I)rIs»joll, represetiting the 
manufacturers of motion picture 
niachini's; S. A. Kegley, represent- 
ing the maniifa<turers of films, and 
I M. C Goodsi)ecd, Erie, represent ihy 
industry. ' • • v '. 



Following a motion for an txi^jim 
aion of time In which to file answer 
to Rowland Rogers' $19,950 action 
against John Ralph Bray (picture 
producer), J. Robert Rubin, the de-* 
fendant's counsel, this week filed an 
answer denying the plaintiff's alle- 
gations. The suit was begun the 
early part of April, but because of 
Mr. Rubin's connections with tlie 
censorship bill in the interests of 
the Industry, he was unable to enter 
a defense sooner. 

Rogers Is suing on an assigned 
claim of Jamison Handy on a $20,000 
note dated Jan. 12, 1921, and pay- 
able on demand. Rogers admits re* 
ceipt of $1,000 and is suing for th# 
balance, plus interest and lawyer'* 
collection commissions as stipulated 
on the endorsement of the note^ 
Bray agreeing to indemnify Handjr 
for all costs In case of default. The 
note was assigned to the present) 
plaintiff on Feb. 23, 1921. 

Mr. Rubin's personal affidavit 
states the note was made out to 
Handy to cover a balance due on \ 
the purchase of certain films, "many, | 
of which films upon examination by ' 
tho defendant were found to be 
worthless, all of which facts the 
plaintiff herein had knowledge when 
he took said note." 

Jamison Handy, the assignor of' 
the litigated note, is also plaintiff 
in a $54,036.01 breach of contract 
suit against the Bray Pictures Cor- j 
r>oratlon for services as manager \ 
of the Bray'^ Indu.itrial division* 



"NEWS' " DAVIES STORY. 



immrru Ih^Hmrhn,, -bJ **,e-+«,.J-'2-«- » «' ^" '.«tlmat«(l cost of $130,- 



piqiure.' 



Pox Starring Jack Gilbert. 

Fox IMm is to explOii Ja«'k »;ii^ 
brrt as a s<'rren star. He will be 
Oirecttd by' Emmet J. Flynn. 



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Tho pre.vident of Ihc Realty Co., 
who was virtually responsible for 
the pur< base, is not connected in 
the proft sJ^ion, but, according to the 
brokers, i>lans to l»»as€ the new 
-trj'.'iire to a b»6 plttuifc conf^em. 



, - Ar^hainbj ud — Johntto n. 

George Archainbaud, SiJznirk .di- 
rector, was m.arried .»Iay J 8 to 
Katbei'in<i Jotuision at M.ini.ii4in(.< K 
X. Y. 

The bride h. IS api^e.tiiO .n ^:iAtiaJ 
F* IznJck i.ch\tior.>. 



Paper days Internationar* Star \^-\ 
Be Succeded by Shimmy Dancer* 

The New York "Daily News*^ . 
Wednesday carried a story to the 

t.ffoi I Murlcrn Daviee wou^xi sever 
her connection wiiii the Intrrn;L- 
tional Film Co. at the conclusion of 
her contract, which expires next 
month, and that she would be suc- 
ceeded as star by (^lilda ^Jray, tlio 
shimmy dancer, both of whom, ac- 
cording to the '\New.s," confirm'jd 
the .story. 

Miss Davlejt, Is quoted sm sajing 
she will continue as a picture star 
at the head of her own organization 
and that it was her inf- ntkm and 
dtsiro to make comedy lUainas iA 
the filurc for tho »< rcen. ,..>.. 

.MisH Gray iu at present a m^ml^r 
*ii L- w i i«M.-> ' ".Snap-^hot^- of 19:i *^ 

.MisH I^avie.s couttT lioT'Re reA« hed 
for any v(rUl<'atior of the story. 
The jMevs dvh'irtmf nt of the Int'.r- 
putinnul sta'eti It knew noili.rjg of 
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OHAN STOPS PRODUCING 




fV. E p. A. STEPS IN TO SAY 
SHUBERTS ARE NOT MEMBERS 



llfrnie Young Reported Standing Pat When Given 
'11 Choice of Bookings — Young's ''Shubert-Pan- 
tages*' Advertisement Started Something. 



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Chic&iTO, June 8. 
..' ^ Ernie Youngf of Chicago, the 
' r jraudeville agent, who advertised in 
••Variety" last week he could place 
acts for 20 weeks with Shubert 
■ vaudeville, then fill out the remain- 
der of the year's 62 with a route 
-•over the Pantages Circuit, felt a 
•' Inbound from the announcement this 
. week, when called before Alexander 
Pantages. > ,:'• 
Pantages is said to have issued 
- the Invitation to Young upon the 
request of Pat Casey, who came 

• here representing the Vaudeville 

' Managers* Protective Association of 
«. Hew York on a flying visit, follow- 
ing the' appearance of the Young 
advertisement last Friday. Casey 
was with Pantages when Young 
presented hinxselL 

Young is said to have been in- 
formed the Shuberts are not mem- 
bers of the V. M. P. A. and that an 
' agent who booked with circuit mem- 

• bers of the V. M. P. A. could not 
book with non -members. According 
to the report, Young stood pat, say- 
ing that when he had good acts he 
would continue to submit them to 

" all circuits, and he felt quite certain 

t that "If the acts were desirable he 

i could place them in the future as he 

. has in the past. 

» Some time ago the Ernie Young 

agency ran afoul of the Orpheum 

Circuit whoa placing the House of 

David Band with the Pan time. It 

was through that Young lost his 

booking franchise with tli<\Westcrn 

Vaudeville Managers' Association, 

nnl aft<^rvi-ard Issued a startling 

•• foiatomc-nt ff>r an agen^ ^ayu^g be. 

preferred to be Independent. He has 

. since followed that course. Of late 

Young has been extensively adver- 

ti.sing through Variety, orferinff 

vaudeville acts long ternr rngn^^e- 

nients and mentioninw the Shuberts. 

Young Is the biijgest indepondont 

agent in the West. 



OPEN SHOP comAcr 

FOR TOURING MANAGERS 



Abandonment of Plans 
Means Loss of SOO 
Jobs to Players — Ac- 
tion Expresses Resent- 
ment of Elmerson*s Slur 
at Union Meeting, 



Scheme Is to Diminish Losses — Scope Widened — 
Cut-Rates to Handle Tickets Specs Cannot Dupose 
of at Higher Prices — ^Talk of SOCent Premium. 



110 Members T. M. A. Obli- 
gated To Use Form 



The Touring Managers Associa- 
tion Is drafting an open shop con- 
tract, which the membership of 110 

win be obligated to use exclusively 
next season when making engage- 
ments. The contract will be ready 
at the end of the week. 

The T. M. A. will call a general 
meeting probably next week, ta dis- 
cusa the "Equity Shop" situation. 
The road show men state they are 
going ahead with productions and 
will cast their ahpwa with non- 
Equities. 



WON'T JOIN M. P. A. 



TULSA RIOTS COST DAY. 

Actors Lose Salary, but Oo Trojan 
Police Work. 

Tulsa, okla., June 8. 
Vaudeville acts playing he -e dur- 
ing the race riots wer« cut one 
day's salary. The vaudeville houses 
lost one performance only, being 
ordered to close by the police. 
Murphy and White telegraphed a 
-complaint to New York regarding 

it.,v- -.■■■■ -■■•■: .i'--- . ■■■■■■ 

Numerous actors playing here 
were pressed into police service. 
Bob Murphy, a fighting veteran, 
was placed in charge of the riot 
cars and assigned nogro<'.s to va- 
rious prison camps. The local 
newspapers "pluyed up" Murphy .s 
work and gave him a goud dual of 
credit. 



A S^hul)i»rt vauJeville stiff mem- 
ber, whon asked Wednesday if the 
Shubert vaudeville had made appli- 
cation for admi.ssion to the Vaude- 
ville Managers' I*iotectiv«' Associa- 
tion, salt it hnd noV Mo ad4l'^»' the 
"■StiutKTts ronld Rrx» -nrr h en e flt -<U 
thi.s time in applying for member- 
ship, even if it sh.-UlC b^' favoraH' 
act»-d uj/on. 

' VVliai may beo«»nit' ii'vo.sisrir>' in 
the future." he .said, 'of *j»irs»- wo 
<Jon't know, but up to nf)w we have 
hot glv.-t, it » llionghl." 



George M. Cohan ordered a cessa- 
tion of all production work this 
week, '0 direct result of the at- 
tack made upon him at the annual 
meeting of the Aclora* Equity' As- 
sociation last Friday, at which time 
the "Equity Shop" was declared 
unanimously to become cflfective 
Sept. 1. 

Though the A. E. A. Condi Is 
empowered to make exemptions, 
and It was reported that eight Inde- 
pendent managers would be permit- 
ted to operate without the close 1 
shop restrictions, the general sen.'^e 
of the meeting was a direct at- 
tack upon Mr. Cohan. The reason 
subscribe<i Is that Cohan had bit- 
(Contlnucd on page S7) 



2 STAGE GIRLS TAKE 
CYANIDE FOR 1 MAN 



CAME BACK TO VAUDEVILLE. 

L.OS Angeles, June 8. 

William H. Crane, who has been 
resting here since he appeared In 
pictures, is returning to vaudeville 
and will ogain present "Wifiter and 

SprincT" 

The dat«» for his reappearance Is 
set for July 1 at the Orpheiwn, rian 
Francisco. 



TOUV^rOKTH-HOWELL NUPTIAL 

Lo.» Angek-H, Julie i. 

Ne<l Xorworth. playing the Or- 
pheum Iwre Ja.sl week, and Hazel 
Howell, the srreen play«r, who was 
last. Willi t'harles Itay. \\'' re married 
.fune '1. 



Write Philosophy, Pretty Up, 
Lie Down to Die 

Chicago, June 8. 

Beity Polashek (stage name. 
Betty Warner) of 'Broadway 
Brevities," and Pearl Wilde, an 
actress out of work, entered into a 
suicide pact In a local hotel and 
were found unconscious after tal - 
ing cyanide. They left a philosoph- 
ioAl hAXs'S. containing among othe^ 
epigrams, the following ob.serva- 
tions: 

"Economy Is one thing for which 
a man never forgives his wife" 

"The woman who saves money for 
a m.an i."* merely starting a bankroll 
for some other womnn to spend." 

Miss Wilde had abandon d hor 
husband after a quarrel and was 
stranded. She met the other girl 
through both rts»'^)ei.iti?ig with a 
man' who wa.a held by Ih polic f. 
After the girls had finished their 
f|iinrrel, they deciU 'd to die to- 
gether. 

Misa Warner, ufjer .'<he hrid taken 
the poison, p(#w"lered her nose, 
loiiged hor lips. pM on her h^M 
kimona and f.)urid a heeor ing at- 
titude « n the 1)' *. 

Both girls ;ii ' spertod to i«r- 
rover. fliou, 'i t>;i do-.*', were r<*n- 
sd-r.iMe. 



DOROTHY GISH ASKS 
$5,000 FROM KEITH'S 

Offered $2,500— Higher De- 
mand Declined. 



Dorothy Gish, the Griintli film 
star. Is asking $5,000 weekly for an 
appearance In vaudeville. Miss 
Gish was oITered to the Keith of- 
fice, recently, in the pantomimic 
playlet in which she appeared at the 
S. Rankin Drew Post benefit at the 
Hip a few weeks a*go. The panto 
calls for a cast of three, two men as- 
sisting Miss Gish. 

The Keith people offerer $2,5C0 
for the act. When appri-ed of the 
offer Miss Gish counterc<^ with the 
$5,000 proposal and negotiations 
were declared off forthwith. 



PETITIONING MAYOR. 



Arrests in Timet Square Result in 
Actors Protesting. 

Following the arrest of 19 corner 
loiterers Monday evening at Broad- 
way and 46th street, among whom 
the greater majority were actors, 
the professionals wont to congre- 
gate on the Times square corners 
drew up A petition letter addressed 
to Mayor Hylan requesting the lat- 
ter's interference in thrnr behalf. 
The actors' contention Is that If 
8tock>)rokers are permitted to con- 
gregate on the Wall street curb, why 
should the actors be di.scriminated 
against in their own district. 

At Ica.st 1,000 sltjnatnres will be 
procured to the petition. It sets 
forth tli.it considoring the perform- 
ers' voIuntaiT irpp^an^nees In th« 
way of benefits for the poliro and 
other municipal departments this 
whfde.sale mistreatment Is small 
gratitude. The petition also lay» 
stress on th« fact that actors who 
meet accidentally for a few minutes' 
chat are chased and hurried, and at 
times when the police deride on In- 
diserlminate arrests arc also taken 
into custody with the habitual street 
loafers. . ■■«; " ■'; :. 



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MARY" TRYnrO TO CUT 

Lfindon, June 8. 
Several American players will 
leave **Mary~ thtw week. At a 
meeting ra'Ied by the man.iK<tneiif 
Lost week the players w«^'ie ad - 
visi'd that the coal strike had so 
aff«i ted buHtne^.^ th;«t sil.irles 
W'Miltl he cut. Players not icceiiting 
the cut Itatided m noltce. 
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The plan to form a syndicate ot 
theatre ticket agenci«» was further 
advanced this week. It ha« a wider 
scope than first outlined. The main 
Idea is not to eliminate the "buy 
out" .system at this time, but di- 
minish the risk of losses of the 
buys. This brings Joe Leblang and 
the Public Service Cut Rate Agency 
into the syndicate as a powerful 
ally. 

At conferences this week between 
several of the most Important 
brokers and Mr. lieblang, a con- 
crete plan of operation was laid 
down. It Is that the cut rate agency 
handle all the syndicate's "buy" 
tickets which the variops agencies 
are unable to sell at a premium. 
Such surplus of tickets Ij to be 
sold by tlie cut rate offices and the 
total money so derived will be 
turned back to the syndicate. 

In that way It Is figured the 
agencies' loss on buy outs will be 
cut In half, at a minimum. It haji 
been the practice of the 'brokers to 
dump unsold tickets Into the rut 
rates at the last minute, but prac- 
tically all agencies are caught with 
bundles of buys during the season. 
By co-ordinating with the cut ratc.^, 
most of such losses can be dodged. 

One of the biggest among Broad- 
way's ticket agency men stated this 
week that the new ticket Hyndicate 
was firmly committed to v>. 50-rent 
premium for all attractions. With 
th^ probabiIitie<4 of loss reduced 
through the afniiation of the syndi- 
cate and the cut rates, an I the con- 
sequent contraction of possible lo.ss, 
the need for excess will be gone. 
Brokers have Insisted to dcto that 
the losses forced by buy outs called 
for excess prices on the smash at- 
tractions to recoup. It Is believed 
that the afreney jn»ft are eonvJrn.t.d 
the era of high -price theatre tick- 
ets is over and that the proi o od 
syndicate Is to be regarded as the 
brokers' contribution toward aid- 
ing the theatres out of the long 
slump. 

Regardless of th*» syndicate which 
will continue to deal with the mm- 
agers of buys and the like, Le>)lanq'8 
cut rate ageney will also ron' nue 
to deal with the manager.** for the 
rr'tjular allotment of attraction.^, 
.^lich profits as are derived from the 
regular cut rate list will not r»t this 
time concern th«* syndicate. I re- 
turn f4»r the service In di.spoii.>.iiis{ 
with the Huridiis buy tick ♦■:. Mr. 
L' hlang i.s to receive an alloirnefit 
of syrnHc,ito stock. That ho will 
Liter f.n foso the iiit rate agen- 
ries With thi» syndicate, however. :- 
entirely jio.s.-i'ble. 



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VARIETY'S LONDON OFFICE ' 
26 HANWAY.ST^ OXFORD ST., W. L 



CABLES 



Friday, June 10, 1921 



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GROSSMITH-LAURILLARD SPLIT 
RUMORED. WITH FORMER SAILING 



HACKETT'S 'WACBETH" 
CETS PARIS MONEY 



Trouble Between Seymour Hick* and J. L. Sacks 
Also Reported — George Grossmith's Departure 
Secret — May Seek Shows for London. 



London, June 8. 

Pcspitc contradictod rumors of a 
uplit in the Grossmith & LaurilUird 
firm, information points to tiiis 
coming off. 

There are also. rumorj% of trouble 
In the Seymour Hicks- J. h. Sacks 
camp. 

George Grossmith is on the "Rot- 
ierdam," sailing today, though his 
sailing Is being kept secret. It is 
thought he is crossing to witness 
several American shows. 



TWO LONDON HOUSES 
PICK UP BUSINESS 



BARBIE'S ONE-ACT THRILLER. 

London, June 8. 

The Prince of Wales opened the 
Theatre Royal Academy of Dram- 
atic Art May 27. The program in- 
cluded a new Barrie mystery play 
In one act called, "Shall We Join 
the Ladies?" played by an all-star 
cast. 

It was full of thrills. The scene 
takes place at a dinner party to 
which the host has invited twelve 
men. Suddenly he tells them that 
his brother has been murdered at 
Monte Carlo and that one of the 
fTuests present is the murderer. 
Thereupon he proceeds to cross- 
examine them. 

The audience is left guessing and 
"uaiting during the whole length of 
the play. It was brilliantly acted. 



GALSWORTHY'S STRONG PLAY 

London, June 8. 

John Galsworthy's new play "The 
First and the Last,'' which opened 
May 31 at the Aldwych proved to 
be a strong drama in which a fam- 
ous barrister allows another man 
to hang for his brother's crime. He 
has killed the bully of a woman oi 
the streets who has fallen in love 
with him. She pleads with the bar- 
rister to be allowed to love cleanly, 
but eventually the coui)le find the 
fiolution of their problem in suicide. 

Harold Chapin's "The New Mor- 
«lity" was also on the same pro- 
tram. Both wore well received. 



'Xhu Chin Chow" and "Say- 
age and Woman" Remain 
Indefinitely. 

London. June 8. 

Th« notice posted for the clos« 
ing of "Chu Chin Chow" at His 
Majesty's has been revoked and a 
similar situation exists with "The 
Savage and the Woman" at the Ly- 
ceum. Both shows will run on in- 
definitely owing to the picking up 
of business. 

There Is no appreciable change 
elsewhere. "The Gyp.sy Princess" 
at the Prince of Wales's is keephig 
up well. 



REALISTIC LANGUAGE. 

Lord Chamberlain Objects to "In 
the Zon^." 



Liondon, June 8. 

The Lord Chamberlain objects to 
the presentation of the play, "In the 
Zone," by the Amcricjin author. 
Eugene O'Keil, slated to be pro- 
duced at the Everyman theatre 
June 13. 

The action takes place in a ship's 
forecastle and the sailors' language 
is considered too realistic. 



Brilliant Opening at Odeon, 
Government Theatre. 



IN PARIS -^ 

By E. G. KENDREW 



DUNSANYS "IF" PLEASES 

I.unilon, June 8. 

I^ord Dunsany's "If" at the Am- 
bassadors May 31, got a good re- 
ception. It is a weird dr(>am play 
in which a suburban clerk becomes 
a i'ersian potentate in his dream. 

'Henry Ainley was excellent as 
the clerk and Gladys Cooper at h» r 
best as a sort of rer.sian vamp who 
cuine into the dream. 



'REMOUS" ONLY FAIR 

The work of a young author, 
Henri Bechade, entitled "Le 
Remous" ("The Whirlpool"), was 
produced at the Theatre des Arts 
June 2, with Constant Remy and 
Mme. Celia Clairnet. The result 
was fairly satisfactory, but will not 
restore the good fortune of this 
rather unfortunate house of Batig- 
nolles. 



Paris, June 8. 

James K. Hackelt's •Macbeth' 
was given here at the Odcou June 
6, with Sybil Thorndyke as Lady 
Macbeth, and proved a financial suc- 
cess. Hackett made several changes 
in the original Shakespeailan text. 
Today he will give a mixed Shake- 
spearian performance, with Firmin 
Gemier acting several roles. Gemier, 
of course, plays In French. 

Th^ premieri? was brilliantly at- 
tended, the aui^ience including the 
Japanese .Crown, Prince and his 
elaborately ,decor9,ted staff; the 
President of the Republic, MiUer- 
and» and many diplomatic, military 
a^ naval officials. 

The proceeds in part will go to 
the American and the British hos- 
pital. The performance was by in- 
vitation of the French Government. 
President Harding cabled his good 
wishes. 

Sent by Secretary Hughes 

President Harding's congratula- 
tions to Hackett, forwarded by Sec- 
retary of State Hughes, follow: 
"The President, having learned with J 
much interest of the oflicial invi- 
tation extended to yoii b^ the 
French Government through the 
Minister of Fine Arts, to appear at 
the Odeon Theatre, Paris, in the 
character of Macbeth in English, 
desires me to convey to you his 
felicitations to which I add by own 
on this well merited recognition of 
your histrionic ability. The Presi- 
dent perceives as well in this action 
of the French Government an im- 
plied compliment to the United 
States of which he is duly appre- 
ciative, and the fact that for the 
fir.st time American, French and 
British artists will appear together 
at a national theatre by official in- 
vitation appealed to him as signifi- 
cant of those ties by which the 
people of the countries are bound 
in sympathetic fellowship. 

"We trust that your presentation 
of this masterpiece of the great 
English dramatist will be the fore- 
runner of many interchanges of 
dramatic talent between the United 
States and France." 



Paris, May 25. 

•^he Lost Silk Hat" of Lord Dun- 
siiny has been substituted for W. W. 
Jacob's "Keeping Up Appearances" 
for the first performance of " the 
Anglo- Amer>r«i» Little theatre In 
Paris, middle of June. The program 
will include George Middleton's 
"The Rea.son," with Lorimer Ham- 
mond. Sherwin Finch Kelly has 
undertaken the duties o^ business 
manager. 



The present week has been excep- 
tionally slaick, there having been no 
new production to record. 

Paris Theatres. — Pink Lady 
tBouffes); Phi-Phi (Nouveautes) ; 
Pictite Fonctionnaire (Mogador); 
Chanson d'Amour (Marigny) ; Mari- 
age d'un Tartarin (Eldorado); Cleo- 
patre and repertoire (Comedie 
Francaise); Ariane et Barbe Bleue 
and repertoire (Opera Comique); 
Trois Bon Amis and repertoire 
(Odeon): Antar and repertoire 
(Opera); Swedish ballets (Gaite); 
Madame Sans-Gene (Porte Bt.- 



Martln); Le Grand Due (Edouar* - 
VII); Two Little Vagabonds (Sarah 
Bernhardt): Drink (Ba-Ta-Clan)-i 
Balieff an^ his Ru^sia;> trotni 
(Femina); La Bataille (Antoine)^' 
Chcrubin (Theatre dc P;u-is>: iJ^ ' 
Divan Noir (Renaissance) ; (^uand 
le Diable y Serait (Michel); Le 
Retour (Athenee); Le Chasseur de 
Chez Maxim's (Palais Royal)- EJn 
ran 2020 (Chatelet); Claudine a 
Paris (Marjol): Un Ange Passa 
(Potlniere); Souriante Madame 
Beudet (Nouveau Theatre); Cou- 
vent du Silence, etc. (Deux 
Masques); Oscar, tu le Seras 
(Cluny); La Folle Nuit (Dejazet)* 
Une poule de Lu3te (ConiOedia); ti4 
Danphine (Vieux Colombi(>r)', Revue 
at Apollo (with Elsie. J^nis); CaslQA 
de Paris. Folies Bergere, classical 
operetta at Empire, Trianon, Galttk 



Keeping .pace with the advent ol 
melodr&ma, the Porte Saint MartiD 
will revive "Le Bossu" (The Hunc^- 
bdck) this year. i 



FOREIGN ACTS SIGN. 

Just Given Out as Booked for Shu- 
berts Over Here. 



SIR BEN J. FULLER, 

San Francisco, June 8. 
A cable received by C. Ben Full- 
er hero announces that a knight - 
liood has betn conft rred on his 
father, Ben J. Fuller, by the King of 
England for his activities in Aus- 
tralian educational circles. He will 
now be known as Sir Ben J. Fuller. 



MIDDLETON'S "REASON." 

Paris, June 8. 
The play of George Middleton, 
"The Reason," is listed for the first 
show by the Little Theatre troupe 
here the middle of June, when three 
performances are promised by the 
Anglo-American Dramatic Society, 
under the busines.s direction of S. F. 
Kelly. The lead will be held by 
Lorimer Hammond. 



London, June 8. 
Fred Ward, who is here repre- 
senting the Shuberts, he says, has 
signed Seymour Hicks to come to 
America in a new play; also the 
following vaudeville turns: Hetty 
King, Ducalion, Seibifs mystery, 
"Sawing Through a Woman;" Al- 
bert Whelan, Kar.savina and Nivo- 
koff. 

The illusion, "Sawing Through a 
Woman." was performed in private 
last Friday niyht by Horace Oldin 
before the guests at the dinner of 
the American Society of Magicians 
at the Hotel McAlpin, Now York. 



BIG NEW EXHIBITION ' 
HELD FOR LONDCi 



lo 



SIR ALFRED MAY RUN. 

Asked to Stand for Parliament — 
Denies Empire Sale. 



Courtneidge's Two. * 

London, June 8. 
Robert Courtneidge's new 

Sliaftsbiiry production is called 
•Out To Win.' He also has for 
pi eduction a new comedy called 
"Sarah," by Douglas Murray, au- 
iliui of 'The Man From Toronto." 



"SAVA.CE WOM/\N" UNUSUAL. 

London , June 8. 
A provNional notice is uj) for 'The 
Savage Woman" at the LyccTim, but 
it can go on indetinitely if labor 
troubles are scttl«'d. It has already 
had an umi.siuil run. Yale Drev." has 
b<'come .a drama idol hcie and many 
ha\c seen the show a ilozen times. 



Novelty Clintons Do Well. 

London, June 8. 

The Novelty Clintons did well, 
opening at the Brighton, 

Moscoviteh opened in vaudeville 
at Glasgow. 



London, June 8. 

Despite widely circulated rumors 
of the sale of the Empire to a 
Welsh syndicate, Sir Alfred Butt 
denies the report, though he says 
an offer was made. 

Sir Alfred has been asked to 
stand for Parliament for a subur- 
ban conatituency and is consider- 
ing it. 



CLOSINGS 

London, June 8. 

"A Dire Failure" closed May 28. 
"Count X" at the Garrick and 
"Miss Nelly O' New Orleans' there 
for matinees, and "The Little Dutch 
Girl" at the Lyric are all closing. 

"Count X" goes to Antwerp and 
Brussels on the invitation of the 
Director of Belgian state theatres, 
opening June 13. 

•TOLLY" ENDS RUN 

London, June 8. 

"Polly With a Past" finished its 
nm at St. Jame-s's, June 4, and 
"Emma," w(»diieed for four mati- 
nees weekly; at that house, finished 
June 3. / 

May Pi/frey revives June 13 
"The Night of the Party," with 
Lauri DeFreece in the late Weedon 
Grossmiths part. 



Planned to Cost Million ami 
Seat 100,000. 



I >ii 



London. June 8*.": 

There is a big scheme on to 
provide a huge exhibition sport 
ground and pleasure palace for Lpi^- 
don. The government has bougnt 
Wembley Park golf course for t)ie 
purpose. The holding company 
formed is known as the British E!m* 
pire Exhibitions, Inc. 

It will cost a milliow or more, the 
government guaranteeing 100,000 
pounds, a private synOicate the same 
amount. The fpotball a.«5sociatl<y» ; 
is subscribing 10,000 pounds. jii 

The field will open in two yeani. *^ 
Ex-service men will be employed cipi < 
the construction work. , 

Cup ties and international foot- 
ball matches will be played on tl^s . 
grounds, which will seat 100,000. F« 
these the Metropolitan Railway peo- 
ple say they can run 100 trains an 
hour. Shows and exhibitions wlW 
run all year round. 



"GAY LORD aUEX" REVIVKD 

London, June 8. 
"The Gay Lord Quex ' is to be re- 
vived in the provinces prior to a 
London run, with Irene Vanbrugh 
as Sophie Fulgarney, a part shf 
created in 1899. 



Daisy Hancox on Way Over. 
London, June 8. 
Daisy Hancox, musical comedy 
revue star, sails on the "Rotter- 
dam" June 8 for New York. 



"GIPSY PRINCESS" A HIT. 

London, June 8. 
•'The Gipsy Princess" at the 
Prince of Wales wa . enthusiastically 
received by an audience obviously 
packed. Even the gallery was re- 
served and the ordinary public was 
unable to obtain seats. The plot is 
the usual mediocre affair in a mythi- 
cal Balkan state, but the music is 
fine, the whole thing ma^nilioentl.. 
staged and play;;'d. 



LABORED COMEDY. 

lAuulon. Juno 8. 
'The Tartan Peril" at the Duke of 
York's was a labored com»'dy ileal- 
ing with the \\hol'\«ale strike of a 
Siotchman's enii)loye.s, whi h he 
tnnght until the striker** f«»un<l their 
whiskey supply affected. Then Ihe 
Insurrection subsided. 



Sent For From London. 

London, June S. 
H. A. Saintsbury was sent f« • at 
a moment's notice to play "lago" 
In Hacketts "Othello" poiformarice 
In I'ariA. 




AGAINST LAURI DE FREECE 

I..ondon, June 8. 
A decree has been granted restor- 
ing rights to the wife of Lauri De 
Freece. In her evidence she de- 
clared her husband had ordered 
her out of the house and refused to 
take her back despite her pleading. 



DE COURVILLE'S SHOW A HIT, 

I^ondon, June 8. 

"Pins and Needles' at t^e Gaiety 
Is now a big success. The Sister* 
Duncan create 1 a furore; alt» 
Maisie Gay. 

The 1 • now on the DeCour- 

ville scale «jL magnificance. , 



ELLEN TERRY AUCTION. 

London, June 8. 
Ellen Terry's valuables and furni- 
ture have been sold at auction. Al- 
though a big crowd was present at 
the sale, articles went for a low 
price, many being bought in by her 
family and friends. 



''WRONG NUMBER" AT YORK'S 

London. June 8. 
The production of "The Wrong 
Number' is slated for the Duke of 
York'.s, June 16, with Yvonne Ar- 
naud in the lead. 



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^EnCOREls^ 

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,.. . CARR AND "BUBBLES."....:.. 

I^ondon. June 8. 
Alexander Cavr is looking for a 
West End theatre in which to pro- 
duce "Bubbles." ^ 



REVISING "TROYENS." 

Paris, June 8. 
The Opera is revising the Berliof 
opera, "Troyens," for presentation 
tomorrow. 



House Throws Out Animals. 
Lon<lon, June 8. 
The perfdTming animals prohlbl* 
tion act was thrown out by ths 
House of Commons. Its promoters 
are now framing a new movement 
They claim they now have maaT 
more witnesses, including theatrical 
managers, circus performers, etc. 



Ill 



Yale Drew's Narrow Escape. 
Lond< II, June 8. 
Yale Drew had a narrow escape 
from death June 7. a built-up st t 
colIai>-ing beneatli him .ind a horse, 
both Ik! .c: i-: > ejpitaff d to ihc stage. 
Drew \\af3 only bruis* d. 



Pavlowa Dancing at Troc. 

rari«, Jupe S. 
Anna Pavlowa will dance six per- 
ft^imancfs at the Trocadero begin- 
ning June 9,. appearing at the C))>f ra 
J jn*" 15. 



.Vc '0 



SAILINGS. 

Jun< 4. Avery llopwood - Londi m 
to New Vorii <A<iuilivnia), 



''■ ■■<'■'■ Ruby Miller's Return. 

London, June 8. 

Ruby Miller returns to the stag* 
... a diama:ixa:ir,n of Gertrude 
Pa.c' J^ "Trie Kngy. ^T•l>K' l^ yord,' 
June 20, opening in the provinces 
prior to bringing the piece to 
I.iondon. 

"Tcndrcssc*' Withdrawn. 

V/' ■ Paris, June 8. ^ 

Battaile's comedy, •Tendresse, 
has bef n wjihdrawn from the Tb©* 
atro Vaude\ Jlle. 



"Hunky Dory" Transferred. 

Lon<lon, Juni' 8. 
"Hunky Dory' \vii«^ transfcrrca 
from thr King.sway t«) the Aro"<*» 
June C, and started \\s rartcr there 
successfully. 



Adelphi Reverting to McHer. 

London. June 8. j 
The Adelphi. for many year*- l^* 
homo of mel(»drama, is le-'-ly to re- 
vert to its old style of omo^^o- 
\ mcnt very shortly. 



'yddsty, June 10, 1921 



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VAUDEVILLE 




zzzsc 



LOEW DROPS TO 10 AS MARKET 



DISCOUNTS PASSING OF DIVIDEND 



Support Absent and Company Silent on Situation — 
Mystery m Source of Selling — Pool Backn Fa- 
< mous Players— Orpheum Dips to 22. 



TRAVELING EDISON 
SHOW SHOWN HERE 



Loew'8 precipitate drop to 10 flat 
lurlnff dealings in nearly 30,000 
fbMt9» Tuesday and continued 
gilence of the Loew company ofll- 
g Ula as to the probable action of 
(he board on the impending divi- 
jiend tote were features of the week 
in the stock market. Outside trad- 
ers had nothing to go on in their 

• sperations, but on the theory that 
Hfc« tape never lies" took it for 
Wranted that the passing of the 
aividend was imminent and chose 
the short side for theirs. 

• All the initiative was on the bear 
fide until quotations got down to 
10, at which point many speculators 
figured that a passed dividend had 
V^n amply discounted and bought 
for a return. However, -even at the 
lowest point there was no evidence 
of a general covering njovement 
4inong the shorts. Loew struck 
bottom before noon Tuesday and 
remained within a fraction of the 
low until the last hour, when it took 
part In the improvement of the en- 
tire list, closing at 10%. It opened 
at that figure Wednesdaj', but 
sagged lifelessly to 10% during the 
first hour an > remained under tlie 
opening unt., the close, although 
the rest of the lint displayeJ^ a good 
deal of resiliency. 

Famous Players did not become 
Involved in the slump to any ma- 
terial degree, havfng good support 
from the pool which is operating 
aggressively In this Issue on the 
u bull side. During the worst of the 

* Tuesday drive the film leader never 
went below 65% and its backers 
were able to hold it at better than 
67 most of the session. Wednesday 

'It resisted selling all morning and 
was even forced above 68 during 
the first hour. 

Orpheum broke through its sup- 
posed "peg" at 23 during the Tues- 
day strain. Several trades were at 
22 and that quotation stood for half 
an hour before the orders of in- 
siders came to the fore and shoved 
the price back to 24. It was be- 
lieved that the group In control of 
Orpheum had standing orders in 
the trading centers to take all of- 
ferings at and under 23, but this 
"peg" apparently had been removed 
for the moment. 

Rumors explaining the weakness 
of Loew came In flocks, but nothing 
definite came out The date upon 
which the directors would deal with 
the dividend for the current quarter 
had not been made known up to 
late Wednesday and not the slight- 
est Intimation could be secured as 
to what the action would be. 
Meanwhile the ticker continued to 
reflect the discounting of some un- 
known influence and, as usual when 
the movement Is surrounded by 
mystery, gloomy Imagining placed 
a large part in directing sentiment. 
If Loew passes the current quar- 
ter's disbursement it Is altogether 
likely that the following payment 
will go by as well. If the company 
flnds it desirable to husband cash 
resources at this time it will 
scarcely be In better position In 
three months, after going through 
the lean summer months. Thus the 
conajderation of a double dividend 
was Involved. 

One of the persi.stcnt reports was 
that there was a division in the 
Loew directorate as to divi(lon<l ac- 
tion, one faction advocating pay- 
ment and the other non-payment. 
The company Is up against the 
fcame problem that the man.ige- 
mentof pretty rhuch all tiri-- indus- 
trial concerns In the country have 
faced at one time or another during 
, the past two months. Most have 
. grappled with the difficulty on the 
theory that the passing of a divi- 
dend is the courageous and con- 
Bervalive course. Payment of divi- 
dends out of sorely needed cash re- 
sources nearly always means ;^oing 
Into the market for loans — and un- 
der the pre.sont circuinsian'-e-n loans 
are to be negotiated otil\ undtT the 
most ruinous terms. One lilm con- 
cern ojiened ncgot iitiot:.- not l-nf: j 
at?o and rori'i\«-d an off<r of capital • 
"^ It :i mtr of 35 ptM- rem. disgul.sed j 
as intJM'osf. f>r«5niiiims and variou'« I 
fees. Shopping among bankers for i 
loans also would inevitably b«* ' 
nol.««ofi abroad and would- furnish I 
the cue to bear interests In the 1 



case of Loew It would be exceed- 
ingly difflcult to frame i loan in 
Wall street, for capital is cagey of 
the amusements anyhow and the 
experience of last summer's stock 
IssuCj which Is still In underwriter's 
hands. Is not soon forgotten. The 
passing of a dividend naturally 
arouses the ire of stockholders and 
inspires bitter criticism of company 
managements, but it frequently is 
the course best calculated to serve 
the interesta • of the 'stockholders 
thom^lves. It may well be that 
this is true In the case of Loew at 
this time. 



''The School for Salesmen*' 
With Professional Actors 



COLONIAL CLOSINQ 



Keith's HousSf Open All Last Sum- 
mstf Stops Ssturdsy 



The underwriting Ryndicate's 
holdings came in for renewed con- 
sideration during the week, as a 
po.osible exp!anation of the heavy 
selling. The theory that "the tape 
never lies" comes from the experi- 
ence of traders that persistent sell- 
ing when there is nothing to explain 
it in the open nearly always repra- 
sents the liquidation of some large 
holder in po.ssession of foreknowl- 
edge that something is going to 
happen and either making a turn 
for a profit or is getting out. The 
underwriters' holdings cost Wal! 
Street between 19 and 20 a share 
and the syndicate has not been able 
to move its block of $5,000,000 into 
public hands at a price to get out 
even. If the syndicate was de- 
termined to retire by taking a loss. 
it would scarcely have picked the 
worst period of low prices in three 
jears as the time to accomi)lish that 
design. 

A more profitable plan, so runs 
the argument, would be to take a 
quick turn on the short sido for a 
profit and apply the profit to reduce 
the cost represented in the invest- 
ment. For example, if the stock 
cost $20 and the syndicate soM part 
of it short around $18, covering at 
$12, the profit of $6 would bring the 
investment down to $14, at which 
price the underwriters would have 
a better chance for public distribu- 
tion when the situation Improves. 
There seems to be no doubt that 
there was heavy selling of Loew by 
some big interest which was pre- 
pared to conduct a big campaign. 
If this pressure had not been ex- 
tremely heavy there would have 
been minor rallies on the way down. 

There is no suspicion anywhere 
that company Insiders got out, for 
employes of Loew were buyers all 
the way down from 16. Scale buy- 
ing also was fairly plentiful. Specu- 

(Continued on page 6) 



The first performance of the Edi- 
son Phonograph Co.'s annual cara- 
van convention took place at the 
Knickerbocker, New York, yester- 
day (Thursday) and this (Friday) 
afternoon, following which the ex- 
ploitation show, arranged by B. Iden 
Payne, the Frohman stage director, 
goes to New Orleans for a two-day 
run on June 14-15, then to Chicago 
for June 20-21, and Vancouver, B. C. 
on the 27th and 28th. 

A commercial play, "The S hool 
for Salesmen." written by the vice- 
president of '^hon.as A. Edit n, Inc., 
William Maxwell, Is offered at all 
performances. Three professional 
actors are in it among others. They 
are J. Sydney Macy, last with "Be- 
,yond the Horizon," Kitty Arthur 
("Three Faces East") and Gene 
Lockhart ("Ruddigore" revival last 
year). 

Harry Breen, from vaudeville, is 



Keith's Colonial, which remained 
open last summer, will close Sat- 
urday and remain dark over the 
summer. A picture policy may be 
Installed but hasn't been decided 
as yet. 

Proctor's, Elisabeth. N. J., has 
given two weeks' notice effective 
June 11, to the stage hands and 
other employees. Unless business 
takes a decided impetus before then 
the house wilt discontinue summer 
vaudeville for the flrst time since 
opening. 



OYAin DICKERS ON 
BUT "STRIKE" IS COLD 



Bufiness Depreiiion Has Affected 
Whole Situation 



PHniY BOOKINGS 
CONTRACIING, TOO 

Several Houses Going Dark, 
With Rumors of Others. 



Philadelphia, June 8. 
Bookings in this city and adjacent 
territory are contracting as in other 



also with the travelling convention, I sections. Last week two split week 
as well as the usual galaxy of Edi- 
son disk artis '.' 



NEW RESTAURANT'S GROSS 

Road House Does $9,400 Saturday— 
1,200 People Served 



The new Pavilion Royal restau- 
rant, under the Paul Salvin man- 
agement,, and on the Merrick road, 
did a gro.ss business of $9,400 Sat- 
urday, serving over 1,200 people. 

The place, formerly Hoffman 
Arms, and wholly remodeled by 
Salvin at a cost of $107,000, charges 
a convert of $1.25. 11 has a seat- 
ing capacity of between 500 and 600. 
Salvin bought the building and 
grounds; also a plot opposite the 
road house. 



MIDGIE MILLEB'S DIVORCE 

Catherine Callahan (profession- 
ally known under her maiden name 
of Midgie Miller) secured a verdict 
by default in her divorce action 
against Charles S. Callahan, a 
vaudevlllian. The suit was tried 
before Justice Finch. After a few 
minutes of testimony in regards to 
the defendant's alleged misconduct 
with several unknown women, a de- 
cision in the plaintiff's faror was 
handed down. 

Melvin H. Dalberg acted for Miss 
Miller. 



...r-r'T-^r'f.-^. 




houses closed, with the Knicker- 
bocker and Oirard Ave. going dark. 
The Colonial has been closed sev- 
eral wceka The William Penn, 
listed to go dark, has extended Its 
time a few weeks more. The Nix- 
on's continuance anc both houses in 
Camden are also in doubt. 

Remaining open are the Globe, 
Crosskeys and Broadway, these 
houses figuring to run through the 
summer. The Globe is the key to 
tl-e popular priced business, it be- 
ing a full week and located In the 
heart of the shopping district Busi- 
ness in the house has been markedly 
off of late. 

Keith's Is In no way affected by 
the slump and is playing to capacity. 



Although the committees repre- 
senting the songwriters and the 
publishers are coming together 
periodically in an effort to estab- 
lish a standard form of royalty 
contract, the songwriters' "strike" 
thing is confessedly "cold" until 
the fall when things in the Industry 
are resurrected once more. With 
business as it Is now, uncertain, un-. 
settled and plainly speaking, bleak, 
there's no use Hghtlng for a point 
when the result is certain of fetch- 
ing nothing even In the event of 
complete victory. 

The business itself is very much 
up in the air. Kress and Kresga, 
two large syndicate dealers, ara 
selling music at 2S cents and fa- 
vor the wholesaler at the 12V4 to 
15 cents flgura and accord that 
man the window display privileges. 
Only hits in demand are carried 
at the higher price. As one muslo 
man said, "Thoya publishers who 
survive this summer will actually 
prove themselves as of the Attest 
what With all this mesa in the bus- 
iness, r am Inclined to think sheet 
mus^ will come back to its former 
selling pace, but the turmoil of 
the retrenchment Is going to be a 
mighty tough test for many.*' 



CANADIAN HOUSES OUT. 

Hamilton and Ottawa Mot on Big 
Time Routes. 



The big time eastern routes com- 
ing through for next season show a 
couple of holes in the Canadian 
time. Montreal Is the only houso 
of the Dominion string that appears 
in the new routes. Hamilton and 
Ottawa are both left out and no 
place Is being held for them, al- 
though the office advises agents 
they may secure thoso towns later. 



SOPHIE TUCKER TO MARRY? 

Singing Headliner Roported Set for 
Third Ventura^ 



BIUJNG TOO SMALL 

Mt. Vernon, N. Y., June 6. 

Jim Toney and Ann Norman, 
booked for Proctor's last half last 
week, i-efused to go on because it 
was claimed their names were not 
billed big enough in front of the 
house, according to an announce- 
ment given to the press by the 
management 

Green and Parker were assigned 
to fill in. but while they were on 
their way to Mount Vernon Thurs- 
day, they had an automobile acci- 
dent. Mr. Green went on, how- 
ever, and told a few stories, Miss 
Parker remaining behind to take 
care of the wreckage. 



PA. DAYLIGHT, HOUB AHEAD 

Philadelphia, June 8. 
The new Pennsylvania state day- 
light saving law was placed In ef- 
fect Monday, all clocks moving one 
hour forward, the local time now 
conforming with that in New York 
City. 



Chicago Agent in Liquor Pinch 

One of the visiting Chicago agents 
In New York was reported Involved 
In a liquor arrest Monday evening 
i^hen eight companions were taken 
in for having booze. Whether the 
agent was placed under arrest is 
unknown. 

In Chicago that might be con- 
sidered serious — in New Yo*k it's 
almost a medal of honor, if not a 
badge of distinction. 



Sophie Tucker is about to tako 
another matrimonial chance, re- 
ported engaged to a young Wall 
Street broker. 



SHUBERT-DETEOIT VAUDE. 

Detroit, June 8. 
"Way Down East" is In its final 
week at the Shubcrt-Detrolt. When 
this house closes Saturday, K. D. 
Stair, who holds the lease until Oct. 
1, will rellnQulsh It to David Nedtr- 
lander and the Shuberts. Tha 
policy, according to the present 
plan, Is to be Bhubert vaudeville in 
September, the regular Shubert at- 
tractions going Into the Garrlck 
and the New Cadillac. 



BOIBY LaSALLE 



' Jiob T^iSalle rrimo nrxl atnl K.i\e tli«m junt what they w;ifii«<J. I*a- 
Sallo has bro!:cii foiMi as u <'or.tfniU»r for top-line hilling and if he keeps 
up the pace he has set Tor lunisclf. noiliiiig but him.solf can stop the 
r«'ro;:iiition that must mme. He liris pic kr-d some sure-fire songs and with 
<»tu' of tho.se irresj.-iihlr porsona lilies .itmI rl«an cut manners, he delivers 
the goods. His dancing, tliou^ii (lilllrnlt. is done without any effort and 
he M(»ppc(i lii.s own act with .somo f»f Im? routine. Many bows and an 
.ncore.'— VAKIKTV. While at Palaro. Chicago. 

FKATl HKD AT STATK-LAKi:. CHICACJO. TJHS Wl^EIC (JUNE •). 

Direitior. ROSE A CURTIS. * 



Rolfe Back in Vaudeville 

B. A. Holfe has re-entered the 
vaudeville production field after an 
ab.Kence of several years, during 
which he was engaged in the pic- 
ture business. Holfe's productions 
will be made in conjunction with 
Chas. B. Maddock, his former 
partner. ' -■'. . ••. ,,.;:.•••• . .. .V ■•..:. 



Delmsr Sold Most N. V. A. Tickets 
The most tickets sold for th< re- 
cent N. V. A. double benefit per- 
formance May 22, in New Yoik. 
wore di.M posed of by Jule Dclmar. 
Mr. DeJmar sold 7.200 sin^lo 
tickets, which were one dolJ ir eutli. 



Vaudeville Off at Forest Park 
Hi. Louis. .luiM' 8. 

Forest Park HlKliIands. th»' lorai 
summer re.sort, is open, bui witli no 
vnn'1"vill^ playing -- (. . -. , . 



CARROLL NEEDS MONET. 

Harry Carroll, through his attor- 
ney, has made a new motion to tha 
court for a reduction of a'.Imony, 
claiming he is at present out C 
employment, needs $15,000 to pro* 
duce his new act which he 1 • un- 
abla to raise, owes rent, etc. Tha 
motion comes up for argument s me 
time next week. 

Carroll is at present under an 
order of the court to pay his wife 
I ZOO a week alimony. 



DANGER? GET NO VACATION 

Gluran and Marguerite, the danc- 
ers, a hit in "Tha Last Waltz ' at 
the Century, are anxious to retlra 
from the cast to take a vacation in 
Europe. 

The Shuberts claim, a cast -Iron 
contract and refuse to give th<>ir 
consent. 



CARSON'S QUARTET 

Mr. and Mj'S. jBme^B.i'urdvrk 
found a now daughter May 2:>. 

The latest addition makes the 
Carson family roster four girls. 



Miss Marks and Jack Patton 
Loretla Marks and Jack Pat ton, 
who arc heading the former Sant- 
ley- .Sawyer act, "Bits and I'Uces." 
are en^jaged to be married the last 
week in June, In New York. , ; . : 



Darling Expected Back 

Mdiiie Darliiif? either has .saiifM) '»r 
sfiortly Is to Hail from the orl.t-r 
->nl«; for JHinif. Upon rracliipg \*"W 
Vorl:. affording to repoit, Mf. f»nr- 
iin« \m]] take a few ^-eckw In ih« 
\voo«l«». ihon return to hl^ booUlMf 
di'sk in the Krlth ofThe. 



VAUDEVILLE 



Friday, June 10, 1921 



BAD INDUSTRIAL DEPRESSION 
HITS SHOWS TOURING IN OHIO 



Ture Works in Akron in a New Slump — Summitt 
Beach Park Off — Factory Towns No Good for 
Rep, Says Manager — Circus Business in Canton. 



Akron, June 8. 
Amusements in all forms, includ- 
Jniar theatricals, are being hard hit, 
■with the tire industry in the Akron 
' district entering a new slumiK All 
rubber companies are laying off 
men again and reducing production 
tickets. 

The new lull in the rubber in- 
dustry became most noticeable In 
, local theatricals this week when 

Manager J. L. Earnest, of the Colo- 
nial vaudeville theatre announced 
this house would be dark after the 
present week. Ij. B. Cook, district 
representative for the Fiber and 
Shea Interests of New York, which 
control three local playhouses, has 
discontinued booking vaudeville 
acts for the local house and after 
Saturday it will be dark. The reg- 
ular vaudeville season concluded 
two weeks ago.^nd the split week 
policy was inaugurated, offering 
three acts of vaudeville and a fea- 
ture Aim. Attendance has been so 
poor the management decided to 
close the house rather than operate 
at a loss. 

The Rialto theatre, East Akron's 
largest movie house, will be open 
only on Saturdays, Sundays and 
holidays until further notice, the 
management announced this week. 
Other movie houses are considering 
adopting like policies, it is said. 
... Attendance will not warrant con- 
tinuous operation. Fiber and Sheas 
Music Hall as well as the Grand 
Opera House are dark this season 
for the first time. 

Attendance at Summit Beach 
Park, the largest amusement resort 
in the Akron district, is way off this 
spring, according to Manager Frank 
Manchester. In an effort to stimu- 
late business a free gate is offered 
during the afternoons. 

Owners of the park spent prac- 
titally nothing this spring on im- 
provementfl, anticipating this woul^ 
lie a lean year. Attendance at the 
Ca.sino theatre at the park is al«o 
below former years. 

Canton, June 8. 

Repertoire shows under canvass 
are experiencing a most discourag- 
ing sciiaon, as the re.«!ult of the in- 
dustrial dcpressiim prevalent 
throughout the ^liddle West, and as 
the result are deviating from orig- 
inal routes and picking spots where 
cunimunities have not been .so hard 
hit by unemployment. 

"Factory towns are absolutely no 
good for the rep shows this season 
u.;d the fewer wo play the better 
off we will be," David Livingstown, 
of the Newton T^ilvingBtown Comedy 
Dramatic Co.. told a representative 
of Variety in an interview this 
wcvk. "So long as the rep show 
stays In farmlnpr f'Ommunitir*? they 
will do businosp. but once the fac- 
tory towns are visited they nre 
bound to lose money. Business in 
the Canton district compared to 
prtvions R«-aRon.M is about 30 per 
I <nt. off." he said. 

Circuses which have recently 
visited this section of Ohio found it 
p tor territory, awldo from certain 
spots where industries were operat- 
i>ig near capacity. The John 
Jtobinson Show, which played here 
la.st werk, was sof n only by i fair 
( rowil at the matinee and a three- 
fourths full tent at ni«ht. Canton 
. In ifwrcif'r yoivrs has bron er»r»!'.c'ty, 

Tla-atro mm h( ro pr».diot a poor 
huniiner. as df) the operators of 
three difforent nniusfmont parks 
between this city and Akron, O. 



SOCIAL SOCIEH 

OF LOEW AGENTS 



Hold Meeting— Other Matters 

to Come Up-rLubin 

Approves. 



$5,000 GUARANTEED 
ONE UGHTS' SHOW 



Will Play Far Rockaway in 
July— Annual Election. 



A meeting of all the Locw agents 
was called at the offices of Hor- 
witz & Kraus in the Loew Annex 
Building Saturday afternoon. Much 
secrecy was maintained regarding 
the object and the story given out 
hardly seems to indicate the reason 
for keeping the matter dark. 

The report is an organization of 
purely social standing is to be 
formed to promote a better feeling 
amongst the clan. 

When questioned as to the busInesH 
end, as in the matter of booking 
and taking each other's acts, the 
answer was that the more closely 
allied socially the less chance there 
would be of interfering with each 
other in a business way. 

It was at first determined a set 
of rules would be drawn regarding 
the signing, holding, booki.ig and 
handling of acts generally. All 
complaints were to be laid before a 
committee to be selected for de- 
cision. The matter of paying com- 
missions was also touched upon, but 
after a discussion all matters were 
laid aside and the only doflnite thing 
decided was that an organization 
should be formed. 

Tho project as far os a social 
organization is concerned is looked 
upon with favor by J. H. Lubin, 
booking manager of tho Lioew 
Circuit. 



Tho Lights Club of Freeport, L. L, 
will receive at least |.'J,000 for the 
single night's performance It will 
give at the Columbia, Far Rocka- 
way, some evening during the third 
week in July. The guarantee was 
given the club by B. S. Moss, who 
operates the theatre and makes his 
summer home at the shore. 

An auction sale will be held for 

the disposal of the house on the 

special evening. If the gross is 

over the $5,000 mark, the Lights 
will secure the surplus, the house 
deducting expenses only, with the 

Iguaranteee in any event to be paid. 
The Lights will send 15 acts, with 
the house bill of six turns to be 
added. Several wealthy residents 
of the Rockaway section have a soft 
spot for thp Lights through the dub 
in the past having willing volun- 
teered, through its membership, of- 
ten for the different charitable bene- 
fits given by the Rockaway resi- 
dents. 

The annual electl<Jn of the Lights 
will be held the last Sunday of June. 
Among tho seven members of the 
nominating committee, appointed 
last Sunday, are George P. Murphy, 
Charles Middleton, George Barry 
and James Francis Dooley. George 
McKay is the present president. 
Ho will be the skipper at the fifth 
anniversary celebration of the 
Lights June 18 at the clubhouse. 

It is unlikely that the Lights 
annual tour of Long Island will be 
con.socutive playing this summer. 
Starting with the Far Rockaway 
date, the engagements v.'i!! be ipas- 
modlc, but cover as much territory 
as formerly. 



Morley Sisters Dissolving 
The Morley Sisters (Alice and 
Dorothy) will separate June 19 at 
the end of tho engagement at the 
(Jreenpoint. Dot vnW join her hus- 
band, Al Angtr, with Alice to do a 
single act with a piano player. 













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SINGLE MEN WIN 

Beat Married Men in Ball Qama At 
Lishts' Clubw 



Much •zoitement, many arsQ- 
menta and a borne run were the 
features of the ball game Saturday 
afternoon, on the grounds of the 
Lights* Club at Freeport, between 
the married men and the single 
men of the Palace theatre buildlnip. 
The singles won, 16 to 10. 

Billy Grady, one of the wedded, 
copped the homer. Harold Kemp 
did most of the argufying, he hook- 
ing up with Kenneth Ryan, the 
ump. It was alleged that one of 
the married players had subsidized 
the ump before the game started. 
Jim McKowen, another of the mar- 
rieds, caused consternation, firstly, 
by making a long hit, and then hol- 
lering for help when reaching third. 
Otherwise, James would have had 
a homer, also, to his credit The 
game was called for half an hour 
until Mr. Kowen regained his com- 
posure and breath. 

Charles Anderson and Jack 
Dempsey labored in th? pitchl:-!g 
box for the weds. Bill Quaid and 
Eddie Myers twirled for th^ side- 
steppers. 



N. V. A. GOLF CONTEST. 



Bill Dooley the Surprjsi 
Charlie Irwin. 



-Defeats 



The first annual golf tournament 
of the National Vaudeville Artists 
got under way Monday and con- 
tinued Tuesday, Wednesday and 
Thursday. The tournament was held 
at the (Jarden City Country Club. 

Indications Wednesday afternoon 
pointed to Jack Kennedy and Bill 
Dooley p'aying off for the cham- 
pionship Thursday. Bill Dooley 
proved to be one of the big sur- 
prises of the tournament. He de- 
feated Charlie Irwin Wednesday 
morning. Sarah I»addon was elimi- 
nated Wednesday by Waltt" \ »a- 
cent. 

The tournament is for the clu 
plonship of the N. V. A. Chas. Leon- 
ard has challenged the winner for 
a contest to decide the champion- 
ship of all theairical.s. 

The prizes include several do- 
nated cups and other tropliicj:. 



BASEBALL AND SHOWS 



Double Duty for N. 

; players 



V. A. Bali 



Tho N. V. A. baseball team will 
start a two-week?' tour July 4, 
playing a game daily and giving an 
impromptu show in the evening. 
The first week will be spent in the 
mountain resorts upstate with big 
cities included in the route for the 
second week. 

Joe Daniels has ^one ahead to 
plant the press matter. Billy Gla- 
son will be back with the team as 
financial secretary. 



Dresser- Gardner Film Deal Off. 

Los Aijgelos, June 8. 
Louise Drcs.ser and Jack Gardner 
are returning to vaudeville and will 
open on tho Orpheum Circuit next 
month at San Francisco. It was 
planned to make a s«'rios of polite 
comedies here with Mi.ss Drr.<5sor 
as tho sUir. Irving Lesser was to 
have been infer^.sted in tho ven- 
ture, but the deal failed to consum- 
mate. 



JANE and KATHERINE LEE 

With PRESIDENT HARDING'S White House Pet, the Now Famous 

AireOjile. "LADDIK P.OY" 
Thin photocrrn]>h w»s tjiketi nn the White House grounds after the kid 
movie s^tar vaud'villc hcadliuers I'eculveti tine invitation to call at the 
Kxeeutive Mansion. 

Mrs. Harding .sent each of the kiddies her personal card, and the 
President presented thcni with the official souvenir program, which ho 
autographed, printed in honor of his visit te Keith's, Washington. 



KEITH'S A. C. OPENING 

Atlantic City, June 8. 

The B. F. Keith theatre on the 
Garden Pier will open fo.- the sum- 
mer season Saturday evening, June 
18. The house will be under the di- 
rection of the B. F. Keith Theatres 
Co. and the booking and manage- 
ment will be under the personal su- 
pervision of Harry T. Jordan, gen- 
eral manager of the Keith interests 
in Philadelphia. Associated with Mr. 
Jordan will be George M. Young of 
Keith's, I>hiladelphia, and he will 
have as assistant Howard S. Phil- 
lips, who has been his assistant In 
Philadelphia for several months. 

The opening bill will have Gus 
Edwards' Song Revue, Walter C. 
Kelly, Anna Chandler, Morris'^'TMiil 
Campbell, Conley and Itay, Jin^ and" 
Betty Morgan, Daly and Berlew. 
This first bill will play nine days, 
closing Sunday night. June 26. 



ROBBY OF ST. LOUIS WEDS 

Chicago, June 8. 

Charles Rohln.son, stage manager 
of iho Orpheum, St. Loais, since 
tho opening of that new theatre, 
canio to Chkago la«t week, wliere 
ho married Gr.ce Swanncr, a St. 
Louis girl. 

They were married before Judge 
McCno, and immediately left for the 
East for their honeymoou, ; 



Al Herman for a Few Weeks 
Darling Twins in "Follies." a brief return to vaudevilio for 

Tho Darling Twins, it Is said, Al Herman ts being laid out by 
are a late addition to tho playing Roso & Cireti.Q. It ^\ill no: linger 
forces of the Zi< Kf«.ld "l''o;ii«,s." i over a month, wlun Herman \s\\\ 
They are a couple of youngster.^ 1 return to the tiew cast of the 
Xrom Uio cuo^it* . "Grbtuiwich Vilhu^o rollick" -. 



SEEK GEO. B. CRAVEN 

The relalives of George B. 

Craven, an actor, who has not been 
seen by them for several years, arc 
looking for him. Craven has been 
made tho beneficiaiy in the will of 
his wife, who died some time ago, 
with the estate still unsettled due to 
tho inability of relatives to locate 
him. 



Van Cleve Resting at Saranac. 

Van Cleve, the mule man, has 
caDceled bookings and goes to Sar- 
anac Lake, N. Y., for a two- months' 
rest. Ho recently returned from a 
I two-year's stay at the noithcrn ro- 
;iOil. /■:-■: . '"••••.T^--- 



JOHNNY COITIONS ACf 

Johnny Coulon. ex-h.uilamweight 
champion, who arrived in New York 
from Europe last weel<. following a 
year s engagement abroad, is listed 
for an early appearance in vaifOe- 
ville ovwr liero. 

Coulon's turn will consist of 
shadow boxing, illustrating the 
blows of famous champs of the past 
and a demon.«!tration of the body- 
lifting resistance thing as done by 
liim on the other sitle. 



BAD AUTO ACCIDENT 
INJURES TWO WOMEN 

Babette Raymond and Adrian 
Dupree Hurt— Driver Killed 

" I ' ■ 

Wednesday It waa reported that 
Babette Raymond (Mrs. Thos. Du.. 
gan) waa still unconscious at th^ 
Rockville Centre Sanatorium, where 
she had been removed following an 
automobile accident late Monday 
night on the Merrick Road, Long 
Island, Just below Freeport. Adrian 
Dupree (Dupree and Dupree, bicy^ 
cle riders) was also In the accident 
and at the hospital, but with a beU 
ter chance bf recovery. Mrs. Dugan 
received a fractured skull, her 
right wrist was broken, and she 
was badly lacerated and cut about 
the face, her wounds requiring 
seventeen stitches It is said. Mrs. 
Dupree was suffering from internal 
injuries and facial bruises, includ- 
ing a bad wound on her forehead. 

The car was being driven by itg 
owner, who was instantly killed. 
The dead man was J. P. Brundage, 
treasurer of Rogers Feet & Co. He 
lived in Baldwin. L. I., with his wife 
and three children. 

The first reports of the accident 
stated Mr. Brundage had driven hlg 
family to Freeport In a new caiv 
While there he had invited Mn, 
Dupree and Mrs. Dugan, who live4 
with Mrs. Dupree at 105 Archer 
street, Freeport, to take a ride Im 
the new car. While returning to 
BYeeport from Massapequa tI;o cM 
struck a tree on curve. 

Mrs. Brundage and the childreai 
had been visiting friends at tht 
Hotel Alpine Freeport. Mr. Brun<f, 
dago, was on his way back to the 
Alpine, to get Mrs. Brundage and 
the family for the return trip to 
Pal win, when the accident occurred* 

Though a layman, Mr. Brundage 
is said to i,ave been a member nit 
the ' Lights Club and was well 
thought of in Freeport by the thea« 
trical colony. 

Mrs. Dugan is of Dugan and Ray«i 
mond in vaudeville, with the Du* 
prces also a vaudeville art. . 



JACK ALLMAN'S FAUX PAS 

Neglects to Pay Alimony and Gof# 
to Ludlow Street Club. 



Jack Allman Tuesday was lodged 
in the Ludlow street jail, other-' 
wise the "Alimony Club" on con-* 
tempt of court charges, preferred 
by his wife, Gertrude Allman, for' 
falling in arrears in alimony pay-^ 
ments to the extent of J675. ThW 
represents four weeks at $75 pef 
plus 1300 counsel fees. Since theri 
seven more weeks have accrued. 

Allman (formerly Mayo and AH-' 
man) was rehearsing with Franlc 
Fay's "Fables" until the show ratf 
up against a financial snag. 

Justice TIerney signed the order,f 
filed Saturday adjudging the de-" 
fendant guilty and ordering his 9X^ 
rest because of his non-appcaranc«f 
on the plaintiff's motion to show 
cause why he should not be pun^ 
ished for contempt. 

Robert H. Hibbard acted for Mnfc 
Allman. 

Talk along the street has it that 
friends of Allman are arranging fit 
benelit in his behalf. 

Justice Delehanty last April 
awarded Mrs. Allman alimony for 
the support of herSelf and their in- 
fant son. Several letters written 
to and by Elisa Cansino (The' 
Canslnos) were Included in the* 
plaintilT's evidence. ' 



ORPHEUM SURVIVORS. 

By the end of next week there 
will be only half a dozen Orpheum 
houses cpen. Kight more close this 
and next week. The probable sur- 
vivors aro Los Angeles," San Fran- 
cisco, Majestic, Chieago; (irand 
Opera House or Rialto, St. Louis, 
.aiid Palace, Milwauket^ 



FAY'S ACT NOT READY. 

Frank Fay produced a new act at 
the Crotona Monday under the title 
of Herbert Kuy and Associates, with 
the fcat'.;rod member in reality Kuy 
Kendall. Tho act was forced to" 
leave the bill after the evening show 
when it failed to get into smooth 
enough running form to satisfy the 
management. 

The cast, which included four men 
and four girls, consisted of people 
who had been reheaB.sing with the 
Frank Fay "Fables." 



..... , 

BOSTON SHUBERT VAUDEVIIXE 

' Boston, June 8. 

Orders have been received at the 
r.oston ofhco of the Shuberts to 
have the Majestic theatre renovated 
and remodelled inside during the 
.summer in preparation for showing 
vaudeville there next season. 

This theatre is tho one that has 
alwa.vs been picked for vauJeviH® 
if tb<j Shuberts went Into that end. 

The house closes Satunkiy when 
^ the lilm rucninfi there now iJ0<^^ ®^^ 



! 



Lay. June 10, 1821 



VAUDEVILLE 



lORE CITIES AND STATES PASS LAWS 
BARRING CARNIVALS FROM TERRITORY 



yari«ty*8 Editorial **The Sewer of Show Business'* Verified by Insider — 
'^, Other Letters — Actions Described in News from Milwaukee, Pittsburgh 
and Smaller Centers. 



(Criminal a a s a u 1 1 s, felonious 
g»mblinK. prostitution. gun-play 
irtid" community indignation were 
the high spot» of this weeka re.- 
ports of the checkered tours of 
carnival companies over the nation. 
' Mpre cities and states passed laws 
* to bar thoRo traveling pests and 
vicious bands of shills, cheaters 
^d panderers. 

Daily and weekly papers repre- 
i.eoting the nmaller centres of Amer- 
ica in every section rose behind the 
rfvelati(>ns and editorial comments 
of Variety on "The Sewer of Show 
Business" — carnivals. Editorials 
sMPPorting the recent expressions 
la these columns have appeared in 
many states within the past two 
weeks. Private communications 
continue to flood the Variety office. 
•Qne of these, evidently from a 
carnival insider, states: 
^u'^You were right when you said 
dimival people and carnival meth- 
(Mls are a smear on show people 
and hurt the business in that they 
prejudice country legislators who 
ihake laws for city theatres; but 
you forgot to show the havoc they 
Erectly play on theatrical business 
by not only ruining towns here they 
play for weeks before and after 
■coming by tieing up all the money 
the villap^ors care to spend on 
amusements, but they furthermore 
are a source of :)anic and conster- 
nation to vaudeville theatres and 
lt)ad shows along their paths. 
' "Most carnivals carr>' from 175 to 
JOO people. They eat and sleep 
on the lot and spond nothing to 
■peak of where they play, carrying 
^en ba!«il hay for their stock 
along. They leave the town cov- 
ered with moral, physical and so- 
cial refuse — some of which is never 
clpan*»d up. The carnival If* more 
fitting for Roumanian villages. 



where roving bands of gypsies en- 
tertain and pass the hat than in 
America, the wisest nation on 
earth, which still lets itself be 
gypptd by this primitive and too 
often criminal left-over from the 
crude ages." 
Another wrote: 

"If you trace back the blue laws, 
you'll find the farmer-legislators 
are their backbone; if you'll ask 
the«e they'll provv tc you that the 
carnivals gave them those ideas.' 

Following are some of the items 
gleaned from this weeks national 
news: 

Milwaukee, Juno S. 

Irving Burgess, a carnival man, 
was arrested by the Waukesha po- 
lice on a serious statutory charge 
growing 'out of a complaint made 
against him by two young girls in 
that city. Another man, charged 
with the same offense, is being 
sought by the police. 

The girls. 14 and 15 years old, 
both daughters of proininont Wau- 
kesha men, assert that they were 
attacked following a visit to an out- 
door show. It is said that they 
expressed their desire to go on a 
merry go-round, when the man. 
who later attacked them, let them 
ride free. 

The other man, the poli«f claim, 
was emi»loyed as a ticket taker at 
the moturdome. 



among North Sidera. who declared it 
a scandal and an outrage. The 
same troupe was reported as at- 
tempting to secure tlie property this 
year. • 



Pittsburgh. June 8. 
The u.se of :ity parks or play- 
grounds for carnivals was l)ann«'d 
by action of Council rtcently. A 
resolution was adopted, .inthorlzing 
N. F. Brown. Director of Public 
Works, to r<fuse p^nnits for holding 
carnivals or similar shows on city 
propej ty. Several of the oIHcials 
referred to an exhibition last year 
whl'h aroused a storm of objction 



El Dorado, Kans. — Two attache.=« 
of Gentry Brothers' show were ar- 
rested for operating three-card 
monte on the lot, sentenced to $100 
fine and given 10 daya in jail. They 
pleaded guilty. Their plea saved 
them a penitentiary charge, as 
monte is a felony in Kansas. 

Davenport, la. — The newspapers 
here publish that a special detail 
of police will be stationed at tlu* 
appearance of the Con. T. K< nncdy 
shows, one newspaper giving the 
cau.se as follows: "To prevent an- 
noyance from the rowdy element 
with and attracted by such shows." 

I^orain, O. — The local date of the 
Smith's United Shows was a frosr. 
"The Garden of Allah," a muscU - 
dance show, and a sixteen -negiO 
minstrel were the main attractions. 

Saginaw. Mich.— The A. J. Mul- 
holland shows opened here May 23 
and were to stay over Decoration 
Day, but were not permitted to by 
this community. The Saginaw Pieirs 
had this to say about it: 

"At last we seem to have attained 
a stage where some one in author- 
ity can curtail the activities of that 
pernicious apecies of human who 
»*-eks to pervert every public occa- 
sion to profit. For many yeatt. 
here Memorial Day has b-&«n prosti- 
tut»'d to the promoter, the charlata. 
and the so-called sportsman. The 
cupid.ty of the easy-money giuij; 
always selected the holiday, when 
honest people are patriotic and at 
rest. Questionable games of chat»"«-, 
carnivals and other excreta flour- 
ished, and, wherever a crowd as- 
(Continued on page 6) 




ART DENMAN FOLLOWS 
CEUA BLOOM IN JOB 



Takes Interstate Bc^ka, 
Fourth Desk in One 
Week. 



AL. TAYLOR 

Robust tenor and comedian of 
Taylor, Macy and Hayvks, whoso 
success has been decisive and com- 
plete. Booked solid on the Loew 
time. Direction, 

FITZPATRICK & ODONNELti 



ing the Loew time, including Shaw 
and Lee, Johnson, Cole and Gibson, 
I"'oHter and Seamon, Harry Welch 
and Co., Baker and Rogers, Fox and 
Barton, Dody and Berman, Steppe 
and Lancaster and the Chas. Ahearn 
Troupe, all in burlesque last sea- 
son. 

The Loew offlce this week dis- 
continued its advertising to a large 
degree in "The dailies for the local 
houses, the cut being made for the 
summer only. The Loew houses 
have been carrying copy every day 
in certain dallies, playing up the 
feature pictures in each of the 
houses. 



BIG TIME AGENTS 
START BENEFIT FUND 



Meet Tuesday — Dues to Be 
Settled Upon. 



At a meeting of agents booking 
on the big time, called Tuesday 
morning, It was decided a fund be 
•stablished to care for any agent 
or agent's assistant- who should be 
taken ill or not financially able to 
care for himself. The Tuesday meet- 
ing was attended by the heads of 
offices only. It was agreed that 
each subscribe $5 to start the fund. 
A committee headed by Frank 

Evan»» and including Charles Bier- 

bauer, John C. Peebles, Nick Feld- 

man, Ike Kaufman, Maurice Rose, 
H. B. Marinelll and Gene Hughes 
Were appointed to take charge of 
executive matters. Another meet- 
ing will be liold Friday morning. At 
that mooting the weekly or monthly 
dues to be paid by the agents will 

^be docidod upon. It is undorstood 
assistants will pay half tho sum 

'•paid by heads of ofTloo.'^. A.s<;ist- 

rants. however, will ho entiilod to 
bciielit s;jnie as heads. 

Tin* lirst instance in wliloh tho 
fund will 1 e u.»-ed will l>o to s<-n(l 
Jo I'ai^o JSifillh away for a rost. 

;,Jdr. .Smiih liavjrjg. hoen t,'>k*^p.. ill 
iigain roconily. 



K 



EYESIGHT OPERATION 



Or. Kenny Says Jules Vernon Will 
Recover Vision. 



Jules Vernon, the ventrilrtquist. 
atrlckcn blind owr a year ago, 
following an attack of flu, w a oper- 
ated on this week In the Mnnhattan 
Hospital, to have his eyesight re- 
stored. 

Dr. Kenny, who performed the 
operation, pronounced it a fucccshv 
believing the patient's eyesight will 
be fully restored, 

"^"^ernon will bo forced to remain 
■* the hospital for some tlmo to 
Jindergo treatment before being able 
: *o rttura to hia homo. 



LEADER*S DIVORCE 

Wcper,- of Keith's, Syracuse, Sued 
by Wife. 

Syracuse. N. Y., June 8. 

Frederick O. Weper, leader of 

Keith's uichfstra, and also director 

of the orchestra ^of the Onondaga 

Hotel, is the defendant in a divorce 
action brought by Mrs. Irma Holt- 
schauer Weper of this city, New 
York and Fort Thomas, Ky. An 
unidentified woman is named as the 
co-respondent, and a Rochester ho- 
tel figures in the scenes of the al- 
leged escapades of the orchestra 
leader, who has filed a general de- 
nial. Attorney Oliver D. Burden of 
this city has been named referee to 
hear the case. For tho past two 
years Mr. and Mrs. Weper have been 
living under a separation agree- 
ment. 

Mrs. Weper, who is a college 
graduate with a degree of bachelor 
of science, is also well known as a 
musician, and is prominent socially. 
The marriage to the musician was 
her secono. She had obtained a di- 
vorce from her first husband. . 



LOEWS SUMMER TIME 
ON 40 WEEKS' BASIS 



ROBBED IN DAYLIGHT. 

Electric Park Treasurer Has $7,000 

.,.■.;..■■."' ,' •". Taken. ;. , 

Kansas City. .Tune ?. 

J»»lin T. McCuire, inanagiT of 
El.rtrle l*iAk, whife on hi.« way to 
tiio i;unk was Iv id up and robbed 
of sopie $7,000 in cash by six heav- 
ily armed bandits at noon Monday 
at one of the city's busiest corners. 
Mr. McGuire. who was accompanied 
by a special policeman and Jack' 
Gallagher, program concession man 
at the nark, was riding In a small 
sedan. When at the corner of 30th 
street and McGee traffic their 
car was crowded to the curb by a 
heavy touring car. Four men lev- 
eled revolvers at the occupants of 
tho sedan and two others covrcd 
them with shot guns. 

Tho robbery was witnc.«;scd by 
many pcoi)lo on tho street and in 
neighboring stores, biit all wore 
powerless to assist or prevent It. 

The park was fully protected 
against the loss by a policy in a 
casualty company.. 



No Change in Open Loew 
Houses From Previous Sum- 
mers—Yearly Rent 
Charged Up. 

There will be no change in the 

east from the accustomoc: number 

of Marcus Loew's vaudeville houses 

to remain, open this summer from 
previous seasons. 

The statement was made in the 
Loew booking office, where It was 
said at the same time that inas- 
much as the Loew system of opera- 
tion charges up the annual rent of 
a theatre in the regular theatrical 
season of 40 weeks, the Loew the- 
atres open this summer will return 
a profit as formerly, through having 
a comparatively light overhead, with 
the rental charge absent. 

The Loew bookers are preparing 
against the weather, as they always 
do over the warm spell, by holding 
down the salary cost of the shows to 
nearly tlie mininrum. 

According to tho s.ime T^oew au- 
tli'-rity, no future bookings oth«-r 
than those re<|uired for open houses 
ar' bfing made to any extent. It is 
not anticipated in the Loew olfi« f 
tlure will be any volume of future 
booking:; for a while yet. This pnmo 
maT*rH'f of pVaoli.g coirlractT^ f'.r th/- 
fall and winter has been followed 
by the Loew general bookor, J. H. 
Lubin. for years. Through the num- 
ber of Loew hou.se.s remaining op«M 
the year around there Is rlways ;i 
demand for a certain number of u< ts 
continuously In the Loew offices. 

Loew's Uptown, ^Toronto, and 
Loew's, Detroit, have been H.-^to'^ for 
closing next week. Loew's Garrlck. 
St. Louis. clo.<^es Sunday. June I'J. 
Loew's Fall River and IncTl.inaiirlis 
close at the end of the curr'^nt w^M-k 

Tho Loew circuit, which for lt-< 
.summer policy has largely elimi- 
nated the tt«e of nk^tch^'S. will us» a 
number of burlesque acts to fill up 
It.«» blll.<?. At the present time th^' 
Loew office Is giving routes to n 
ntimbcr of turns from burl< sfji'c 
with acts from that fieJd now plav- 



DEFLECTED BULLET. 



Woman in Audience Struok at 
Passaic. 



During the course of the rifle 
marksmanship portion of "The Qlrl 
with the X-Hay Kyes" act a bullet 
deflected after hitting the steel plate 
used as a target, and part of the 
buliet struck a woman in the fore- 
head who was sitting in one of 
the front row orcheatra seats at 
the I'lay hou.se, Passaic, N. J., Mon- 
day afternoon. The woman, accord- 
ing to reports was but slightly in- 
jured, as a result of the mishap. 

"The Girl with the X-Ray Kyes" 
is Amy Brultell. who performs a 
variety of feats blindfolded. 



ACTORS FARADINO IN BRON:^. 

The Bronx liorough Day Parade 
Saturday will hold a division of 
actors, gathered by Al Darling. 
manager of the Royal, Bronx, and 
in charge of tho Kntertalnmcnt 
Committee of the parade. 

Mr. Darling will lead the profes- 
sional procession. 



Arthur Denman arrived T.tonday 
to succeed Cella Bloom jts chief 
booker for the Interstate Circuit. 
He will work in associ.ulon with 
Miss Bloom until she retires to be- 
c me a bride, June 15. Denman was 
until recently booker for the Bui- 
terfleld circuit. He resigned to fol- 
low Nat Kalchelm In the W. V. M. 
A. ofllce. but before he took his desk 
he was offered the small Interstate 
btok in Chicago, nd before he sat 
down to that he was given the :naln 
Interstate bookn in New York. an<l 
immediately left for the ej»Ht. Den- 
man was banqueted in Chicago on 
departure. 

Tommy Burchill, former Acker- 
man -Harris booking head, more le- 
cently booker for the mino. Tner- 
state out of Chicago, will till the 
Kalchelm vacancy in Chicago, in 
addition to his present bookH. 

Glen Burt, who will buy and rou e 
the Butterfield nhows for next sea • 
■on, will start with only *our l.ouscj 
on that time, as the other Butter- 
fleld 'theatres will open with pic- 
tures, which may change to vaude- 
ville policy if the sea.^on l^o' 3 
promising. >; 

Burt also is chief booker under 
"Tink" Humphrey of the entire 
Keith-Western time, having about 
a dozen weeks besides th»» Ruiter- 
field time. 



SHUBERTS 'TAPER"; 
SELECT VAUDEVILLE 



Order Placed With looker 
Litho Co. for 24 Sheets. 



The Shuberts have placed an or- 
der with the Tooker lltho p»'.)j)le 
for paper for the proposed Shubrt 
Vaudeville circuit. The first <> der 
includes a large number cf 1:4 
sheets, to be used in bilMug Ne.v 
York City. 

The paper will carry the Uuv 
"Shubert Select Vandevlll«»" li»::;. :•.! 
of Advanced Vaudeville as at liisi 
announced. 

A space at the top will carry the 
name of the house, a lar^je opening 
In tho middle being left for the 
billing of tho acts to compris.- tho 
shows. 

An extra heavy billiriK <'am:rar:n 
is said to be planned fo.' lii '^i- 
perial, 69th street and 7th aviiuK-, 
announced to play Shiilxrt \.in(' •- 
ville in New York. 




HAKkY isJi|.HNE 
ON THE INTERSTATE TIME 

Mr Gould. Manager, Mnjestlc, P'ort Worth, nnnfiuncing ILMIKV KAHXP5 
at a PvOtary McMtlng, stati'd that In his fotirteen v«'ar.M us manager of 
Vaudevilb' Th. atres, that WITHOIT A DOliri' llARUY KAllNV: 
was the PKST art he had ever r)lay««l. 

T)if DALLAS TLMi:S-llKltALI) saifl: HAKUY KAHNK. m'^ntallst. is n 
DKPAKTl'IlIi in vaudcvillr. H<re is n TM'<n who haw <1»'V. lof>ed in 
almost unbflifvahh' manTtcr thf pr.wer'? of m' ntnl eMi,rcf»(»';it)t'ii. j.nU 
has turned what olht-rwisc would Ik- \ei\v infor* sting only to th(>v« 
sclrntifically iiitcrest«'<l In tlio VVi.rMl, rs of tho HI .MAX i»iL\D Into 
something wlii'h is \I:KY appfalni,' to ;i V.M'l ti:v'l l.TJO .-uidicncc. 
He In ono uf th*- Mo.S'l Dl \i:i:TI.\'(; a<is in \'m)i.I' villo. KTC. 
Coming liist LiKbr the Direction of KDW. S. KKLLER. 






VARIETY'S SAN FRANCISCO OFFICE 



^an Jf rancisico 



1 



Friday, June 10, 1921 
PANTAGES THEATRE BUILDING 



SAN FRANCISCO SHOWS 



ORPHEUM, FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 8. 

At the Orpheum this week the 
women memberH of a couple of 
mixed teams supplied what proved 
to be the outstanding comedy fea- 
tures of the current bill. 

The greatest share was garnered 
by Ann Butler, whose unctuous 
humor in Yiddish dialect and in 
mimicking Fannie Brice was riot- 
ously received. Her partner, Hal 
Parker, made an excellent appear- 
ance and his good straight work 
counted in the results. 

June Elvidge in "The Crystal 
Gazer" had the bottom billing, but 
her i^kctch proved a departure from 
the conventional. A melodramatic 
offering presented in an Arabian 
setting, it was creditably acted by 
Miss Klvidge and a capable support- 
ing cast. Miss Elvidge herself was 
accorded a flattering reception, tak- 
ing several curtains. 

Sampson and Douglas were a hit 
next to closing, getting many laughs 
from the comedienne's nut comedy 
while the man's excellent voice was 
heavily applauded. The Marmein 
Sisters and David Schooler won 
their share of appreciation for well 
executed Egyptian dances attrac- 
tively and artistically presented, 
Schooler receiving the heaviest ap- 
plause for meritorious piano selec- 
tions. 

Connelly and Frances were also 
heavily applauded for their finish 
with 'harmonica and ukelele play- 
ing, but their previous efforts ex- 
cept for some novelty work with 
the melodeon opening fell short. 
Doris Duncan, assicted by Jack 
Carroll, on second, gave the spot a 
lot of class and could have been 
switched to fourth to the bill's ad- 
vantage. She has good looks and 
is a flashy dresser. Accorded a 
hearty reception because of her 
local popularity, she really earned 
a hit by the way she put over a 
blues and some production numbers. 

"La Petite Cabaret." the manikin 
offering, made a lively opener, the 
men operators stepping out for 
several bows at its conclusion. 
"Singer's Midgets" again this week 
had headline honors, successfully 
closing the show. Jack Josephs. 



of "'A Pair of Kings," the current 
vehicle of the King aggregation. It 
proved to be a snappy show with 
pood comedy situations, introducing 
King and Dunbar as travesty kings 
on the Island of Yap. 



PANTAGES, FRISCO. 

San Francisco, Jiinc 8. 

Nice weather here Sunday 
crimped the matinee business at 
Pantages, but a good bill there 
moved along rapidly just the same. 

"Yes, My Dear ' headlined and is 
a good all around girl act. Closing 
the show, the farcical situations in 
It and Nat Haines' antics had thj 
audience in an uproar most of the 
time. William Cook and Ethel 
Rosevere also contributed some 
good dancing and singing. 

Jones and Jones had the audience 
with them all the way. Their easy 
style and smart patter with a good 
singing finish won this colored pair 
a hit. Fern, Bigelow and King, 
working well together, got howls for 
iinorkabout stuff, and falls and 
clever acrobatics by the smaller 
ninn gathered big applause. A cello 
Holcctioa by the woman also won 
favor. 

ciray and Askin, prepossessing 
girls with a piano and singing rou- 
tine, gave the bill a touch of class 
and were highly appreciated. Alan- 
eon offered some excellent perch 
stunts in opening position, the num- 
erous props and electrical effects 
providing a novelty. 

"The Harmony Kids," a trio of 
clever juveniles, held third spot. 

Jack Josephs, 



HIP, FRISCO. 

San Francisco, June 8. 

The Hippodrome this week has 
an average program of good comedy 
values and entertainment, though 
the house showed less than the 
usual Sunday attendance, due prob- 
ably to the outdoor weather break. 

Paula, a peppery miss, opened be- 
fore a drop' with a nifty acrobatic 
dance, and then went to full stage 
for trapeze stunts. With a speedy 
routine and gco^ work, she gave 
the show a flrst rate start. 

Clay and Robinson are a mixed 
team. The man, playing a wop, 
scores tremendously for his excel- 
lent voice, but his comedy efforts 
and old gags received undeserved 
laughs. The girl makes an accept- 
able straight. 

Delbridge and Gremme were out 
of the bill, but Eldredge, Barlow 
and Eldredge kept the house laugh- 
ing heartily at their familiar rural 
offering. Mahoney and Cecile got 
away to good applause with a flashy 
dance flnish, their earlier efforts 
falling flat because of old stuff. 

"Nine O'clock" has good comedy 
values and unlimited opportunities. 
The "Old Boys" in the schoolroom 
set provided big laughs and a nov- 
elty in closing position. 

J<ick Josephs. 

BANQUETTEP MARQUARD. 

After ^ix Months for "Prohibition,** 
Friends Greet Him. 



HIP'S HALF OWNER OUSTED 



Aekerman A Harris Will Manage 
Lm Ang%l— Lo«w Houta. 



Francisco June 8. 
On petition of Ackerman & Har- 
ris, westam representatives for 

IjOow, a racoivar was appointed 
last week for the Los Angeles Hip- 
podrome. 

Adolph Ramlsch, half owner of 
the house, refused to divide the di^' 
idends with his partners, Ackerman 
,& Harris, and during a meeting of 
the Board of Directors of the the- 
atre he bucked the efforts of both 
men to secure a new lease on the 
house. 

The result waA that the case was 
taken to court, where Ackerman & 
Harris secured the lease, which ex- 
tends over a period o! seven year :. 

The house will continue in the 
future under the management f 
Ackerman & Harris. Ramisch, who 
owns a half interest and formerly 
participated In the management, 
will no longer act in the managerial 
line, according to the issue in court. 



SICK MAN DOES "STUNTS." 

• _ 

Mrs. Converse Saw Hubby on a 
Screen — Wants Alimony 



San Francisco, June 8. 

Harry Marquard, proprietor of 
Marquard's Cafe, who last week 
completed a sentence of six months 
in the county Jail for alleged activ- 
ities in a booze sale at his cafe, was 
the guest of honor at a huge ban- 
quet at Marquard's, when ovt * 260 
business men and close associates 
of Marquard gathered to honor his 
return to business. 

He issued statements to the press 
criticizing the present system of 
"prohibition," and hoped for a "wet- 
ter" future. :•:■. 



' FOSTER BALL OFF. 

Miised Seattle Performance— Can- 
celled by Orpheum Circuit. 



San Francisco, June 8. 

Missing the opening performance 
in Seattle resulted in Foster Ball 
and Co. losing their entire time on 
the Orpheum Circuit. The act played 
but one night in the northwestern 
city, after which iti time was can- 
celled. Although billed for S n 
Francisco, it did not open. 

Ball immediately departed for his 
home in Dallas, while Bert Licigh, 
who was doing the straight, is p^.nn 
ning to return to -Tew York. 



San Francisco. June 8. 

Asserting that although her for- 
mer husband could produce doctors' 
certificates to show that he was too 
fat and helpless to work and pay 
her alimony, he managed to climb 
coal bins' eat dozens of pies and 
do all kinds of acrobatic stunts for 
the films, Mrs. Tilllo A. Converse 
appeared before the Superior Court 
last week and petitioned that her 
husband be made to pay her alimony 
of $50 a month, granted her along 
with a divorce from Harry Clifton 
Converse several weeks ago. 

Mrs. Converse said she went to a 
theatre and saw her husband on the 
screen doing enough stunts to 
"wreck" the average man. He 
weighs between 800 and 350 pounds. 
The case was transferred to Los 
Angeles. 



SAN FRANCISCO ITEMS 



' • San Francisco, June 8. 

W. A. RusGO, former owner of the 
Georgia Minstrels, contemplates 
taking out a musical comedy review 
to New Zealand this summer. 



"Watch My Smoke." Walter Riv- 
ers' play, which opened in the valley 
two weeks ago, closed after being 
out five nights. 

Harvey Thorpe is back at the Cliff 
House as orchestra leader. 



Prof. Steve Stock is the new or- 
chestra leader at Mike Fisher's new 
dance pavilion in Oakland. 



Tlie old story of incoming acts en 
the Pantages circuit quitting here 
by request or voluntarily and the 
tussle over the "14 weeks or more" 
part of the contract, bobs up now 
and then. Of late quite a number of 
acts have not been getting the Oak- 
land date, the latest being Varden 
and Perry, who were jumped to Los 
Angeles. - 



Suspected of being the offender 
when a bottle containing a chemical 
was opened during a performance in 
the Republic last week, Anthony 
Noriega was arrested by h6use po- 
lice and booked at the city Jail on a 
charge of committing a public nui- 
sance. The uncorked bottle, which 
was found under a seat, contained 
such strong fumes that it was vir- 



tually Impossible for any one ta 
remain in the theatre. It was the 
second time such an offense had 
been committed in the Republic in 
two weeks. 

Louise Dresser and Jack Gardner 
who are spending the summer in 
Los Angeles, are scheduled to re. 
turn to vaudeville, opening at tha 
Orpheum here for two weeks Aug. li, 

Oscar Oeoffrion Is the leader of 
the new orchestra at the Palaoa 
Hotel. Brooks Parker, the former 
leader, retired to enter the contract- 
ing businesa 

Art Hickman and Ben Black hava 
completed two new songs, which will 
shortly be published by Waterson. 
Berlin & Snyder. ^ 

Max Bradfleld, former business 
manager of the "Happy Sia," with 
White's "Scandals," is here for the 
summer. Bradfleld will take charge 
of a local orchestra. 



Nadje has been booked for a totir 
of Fuller's Australian circuit, sched- 
uled to sail in September. 

For injuries received while doing 
"stunts" bef jre the camera at Loa 
Angeles in July, 1920. Peter Ferran- 
do was awarded $604 by the Indus* 
trial Accident Commission against 
E. T. Montgomery and $20.83 weekly 
until he is able to. resume work. 



LOEWS CASINO. 

Two of the four acts were show 
stoppers. They were Grace and 
£ddie Parks, next to closing, and 
Travato, closing. Russo, Teis and 
Rus.so were programmed but did 
not appear. 

Ergotti and Hermolne gave the 
brief but excellent vaudeville enter- 
tainment a fine start. The diminu- 
tive Ergotti is a dandy little show- 
man and displays versatility in a 
routin* whirl* ha.9 him dolus com-, 
edy numbers, acrobatic dancing and 
some nifty head stands. Hermolne 
is an attractive girl. Charlotte 
Worth, of prepossessing appearance, 
offered some comedy numbers, using 
a ballad to close her best effort. 
Although her earlier numbers made 
up a good routine, it would appear 
from the success obtained with the 
ballad that more songs of this type 
should be included to show her reaJ- 
ly good voice. 

Grace and Eddie Parks, having 
every qualification for big time, 
were a substantial sucress. Eddie 
Parks' versatility stanils out in 
every detail. His singing, dancing 
and comedy ability stamp him as a 
rnlshcd performer who could meas- 
ure up in a production. Miss Parks 
fills all requirements and Is an ex- 
iM'llent foil in the well-balanced act. 
They stopped the show. Travato 
also stopped the show. His mimic- 
ry of the sounds ninclc by th<^ audi- 
ence and produced on his violin won 



ROAD SHOW OF TAIT'S REYTJE 

San Francisco, June 8. 

A road show to be known as the 
John Tait Revue may soon tour this 
State If plans being worked out by 
Hal Reid mature. 

Jack Holland, who produce 1 at 
Tait's and of late has been in the 
same capacity with Marquard's, is 
mentioned as one of the stars. 

Reid recently severed connections 
as advance agent of a road attrac- 
tion in the south. 



ALCAZAB STOCK CHANGES. 

San Francisco. June 8. 

Una Trevelyn, who succeeds 
Nancy Fair as the lead at the Alca- 
zar, will open in "The Sign on the 
Door." June 19. 

Other changes in the cast will 
have Juanita Stone, who succeeds 
Emily Pinter, and Elsie Southern 
replaces Florence Prlnty. 



LEVEY LEAVES MACABTHUR 

San Francisco, June 8. 
Bert Levey suddenly withdrew 
his vaudeville from the MacArtluir. 
Oakland, last week, owing to the 
prevailing conditions in connection 
with that house. ■ v ■■-■■:•■ .- 



Castro Street Theatre. 

San Francisco, June 8. 
Construct ion of a new theatio in 
the Castro street district, to he 



KORE CITIES BAR 

(Continued from page 5) 

sembled, were found the vendors 
of questionable exhibits and wares. 
For once this year the tin horn and 
the shell man will not profane the 
day with their aordidness." 

Racine, Wis. — The death knell of 
traveling carnivals was sounded, 
when District Attorney Beck or- 
dered all games of chance stopped 
In this county. There have been two 
carnivals here this spring, and both 
reeked with raw gambling. Chief 
of Police Baker opposed licenses 
for both these shows. The District 
Attorney says boys of 14 and IB 
were fleeced at the wheels and 
boards. He says that no carnival 
can live without running gambling 
gramea. and that the other attrac- 
tions, worthless and spurious as 
they are, cannot make money enough 
to travel without the crooked deal- 
er's item. 

Erie, Pa. — District Attorney Eddy 
served notice on the carnivals 
booked here that "girl shows" and 
gambling are out this year. Early 
this season this town was bunked 
and robl>ed, and, on one occasion, 
a number of "cooch" dancers, with 
one troupe, got Into a scandal with 
local boys in a roadhouse, after the 
performance, where shocking ac- 
tions marked the spree. Eddy says 
the carnivals seen here have been 
"vile": he cannot keep them out 
by law, but he will force them to 
stay within limits hereafter. 

Joliet, 111. — The sheriff stopped 
the sale of revolvers as "prizes'* by 
the Heth Carnival, and also notified 
the owners th^t there would be slv 
immediate closing up and arrests if 
some of the tactics familiar here 
with the former shows are at- 
tempted. 

Charleston, S. C. — Carnivals are 
barred here, following fracases, 
assaults, gambling, indecency and 
drunkenness, resulting from those 
here lately. "By a vote of 16 to 3, 
the Council passed a law making 
street shows and carnivals illegal 
and making licenses impossible. 

Racine, Wis.— After the Tsat 
Reese shows got all set up here, it 
was ordered out of town, and had 
to move outside the city limits. 
Right Rev. Hardig, here, la back 
of the movement to run all carni- 
vals out of this town. The Reese 
.shows proved the nearest to a clean 
carnival ever s^on here, but at- 
tracted many undesirable women 



LQEW DROPS 

(Continued from page 3) 

lators who bought between 14 and 
15 bought again around 12 to 
average up their prices and many 
repeated the operation between 10 
and 11. This sort of buying should 
have been a steadying factor and 
that it proved ineffective to check 
the drop is the best Indication that 
the selling side was out of all pro- 
portion. 

Famous Players offered sensa- 
tional resistance to the decline. At 
every dip pool buying came in to 
move the price back by quarters In 
an effort to stabilise it as near to 
10 as possible. The bears drove 
against It time after time, as shown 
by the heavy dealings, but always 
gave way after making a slight 
dent. The current dividend is out 
of the way in Famous, but that 
company Is In the same position as 
Loew as to facing a dull summer 
period, and a question already has 
been raised as to the next quarter 
payment. 

The American International Cor- 
poration, a 160,000,000 trading and 
shipping company with a charter 
broad enough to admit almost any 
kind of operatlorfs, sold this week 
at a new low price of 36, although 
It has been as high as 132, A. I. C. 
owns huge blocks of stock in other 
American Industrial concerns, 
among them Mercantile Marine and 
Famous Players. Its terrific drop 
is generally attributed to fear that 
the companies in which A. I. C. s 
Interested will pass more dividends. 
Among these companies Famous 
Players Is included in financial 
comment. Against this is to be 
balanced the fact that the Famous 
statement for the first 1921 quarter 
showed profits at a rate better than 
1920. However, Famous has a 
$10,000,000 preferred Issue outstand- 
ing which must pay |8 a sh'.re out 
of profits before the common can 
participate. It was significant this 
week that very little Famous 
Players preferred changed hands. 

Goldwyn continued to 'show some 
life on the Curb; more than 2,000 
shares were sold, mostly at 314, t' o 
new low, but the last transaction 
at 4. The company's annual state- 
ment coverinfc, 1920 was out this 
week and proved to be bad enough. 
Out of an income of $8.416, -538, the 
net profit wa3 $4&9.415, whUc the 
item described as "selling and ad- 
vertising expenses" was set down 
as $3,137,657. "Royalties to pro- 
ducers, film exhaustion and theatre 
expense* are totalled at $3,597,072. 
Goldwyn stock has no par and there 
Is no public record of the number 
of shares outstanding. 

Announcement was made that 
Loew's Theatre Co, bad declared a 
dividend of 50 cents for the quarter 
payable July 1 to stock of record 
June 15. This is the ne./ stock of 
$25 par exchanged two for three for 



the old $10 par.* The old stock g«t0 
33 1-3 cents. 

The summary of transactions June 2 ts 
8 inclusive Is as follows: 

STOCK EXCHANGE. 

Thursday— Sales. H«rh. I.ow. Last. Ck«. 
Fam. Play-L.. 4500 78 71 71 -\ 

I>o. pf 100 86 M 8.1 

Loew. Inc 5000 14% 13% 18% -% 

Orpheum 400 25H 23 25 - % 

Thursday— Sales. Hlsh. Low. Last. Ch». 

Boston sold 10 Orpheum at S5!«. 

Friday— 
Fam. Play-L.. 4200 73% 71 71 V4 +W 

Tx>ew. Inc 10100 14 13 is — tt 

24«i 24% - % 



Orpheum 1800 25 24«4 24% 

Boston sold 65 Orpheum at 24%92S. 



Saturday 
Fam. Play-L.. 8500 
Loew, Inc 8600 

Monday— 
Fam. Play-L.. 8100 

Do. nf aoo 

Loew.. Inc 12600 

Orpheum 600 



714 60% 70 
18 12% IS 



-1* 



70% 69 60% - % 

84 84 84 ~1 

12% 11% 

24% 24% 






Boston sold 20 Orpheum at 24%; Chioai* 

•old 100 at 24%. ^ 

Tuesday— 

Fam. Play-L.. 13600 60 66% WfA -7% 

Do. pf 100 82 82 82 -3 

I..tfew. Inc 27100 11% 10 10% - )l 

Orpheum 8800 24% 22 24 - % 

Boston sold 65 Orpheum at 24%; Chlcif* 
sold 2.% at 23. 

Wednesday— 

Fam. Play-L.. 6200 68% 60% 67% -ft, 

Loew. Inc 15000 11 10% 10% - 4 

Orpheum 700 25% 24% 24% + % 

THE CURB. 

Thursday— Sales. Hish. Low. Last. Cb& 

Ooldwyn 100 8% 3% 8% -.1 

Saturday— 

Goldwyn 160 8% 8% 8% 

Monday— 

Goldwyn 1800 t% 8% f% 

Tuesday— 

Goldwyn 100 4 4 4 + H 



NEW ACTS 



Mme. Arlington, the costumer. Is* 
tends producing girl acts, staged ht 
William Smith. 

Lillian Fitzgerald, single, over tM 
summer. 

Mike Morris up with Pete Lm 
della. Both were in the New York 
Hippodrome show. 

Dave Slack and Willie Hayes In 
the former act "The Futuristic 
Jailbirds." 

Freddie KeHy and Co. with LoulN 
Best. 

The Maxwell Quintet, disorgaB* 
ized two years ago, reformed. 

ONB BBiqHT SPOT IN^LOS^NOwSi 

GDSTAV NAHN'S 
BLUEBiRD CAFE 

E. 6. Woods Vaudeville Revutf 

Ben Light's Famous Orchestra. 

Cuisine and Service Unexcelled- 

FSrst C?a»d TaUmt Alv^ay? W<VPt^. 



ADDRESS 



L G. Wood, Bhebird Cafe 

Los Ange les _, 

WHEN IN 8ABI FR.%NClSCO 
MKET MK .4T 

THE PALS GRIIL 

GOOD FOOD — — POPULAR PRlCf^ 
.\nna Lane. Retueen Powell •nd *•••••* 

CONTINBNTAL HOTEL LOBBY 



*^The"proRrnm rrodits Max Dill of |*<n"^vn as the Castro theatro, I.i un- ' to the town, some of whom wers ai 
Kolb and Diil, with being the author 1 der way. The house will seat 2,000. rested and Jailed. 



A. C. BLUMENTHAL & CO., Inc. 

REALTY BROKERS 

sruC:ALtCTS in theatrical financing, leasing and 

M. CONSTRUCTION IN THE WEST. 

» 58 SUTTEfe J^tREET SAN FRANCISCO 



' ,•*"•■ 




riday, June JO, 1921 



VAUDEVILLE 



^ 



GENERAL SALARY CUT RUMORED 
FOR WHOLE SEU^-FLOTO SHOW 



v . ; 



' (Cool Weather anci Mediocre Butinett Given as Rea- 
son— Acts Will Quit — Muggivan-Bowert' Bad 
Start — R.-B. & B. Show Exception., 



Boston, June S. 

Belial among performers with the 

^ll8-Floto circus which played 

Ii6re last week, is that a general 

reduction In. salaries will be forced 

* %\t>y th9 managemeat. Mediocre bus- 

'•'Jnesa In which cool weather may 

'*hflvp figured, is stated the reason. 

Several acts* have decided on 

'leaving the outfit" if a cut is cffect- 

'(♦d, theiio acts having beerj engaged 

fmt a minimum >■ figure. The turns 

are already loolcing forward to the 

fair season. The circus will in- 

ivade Canadian territory starting 

next week. 



FIRST WOMAN RIDER 
REACHES 80TH YEAR 



•J- , Reports of impending salary cuts 

Hiib several big top attractions of the 

"' Muggi van -Bowers' interests, are 

',;feurrent; tiiese attractiofta have got- 

,"'ten off to a weak start. Virtually 

all circuses aro^eported doing bad 

business, with the RinglingrBarnum 

ft Bailey outfit an exception. Big 

, business has been consistent since 

that show left Madison Square 

Garden, 



V, .' 



SHORT CHANGING TAKES 
SHERIFF TO CIRCUS 



&u 



Couple Complain They Re- 
ceived But $2 Out of $50 
Bill — No Arrests. 



Picked Up As a Child, Madei 
Debut When Only Six. 

Rochester, N. Y., June 8, 

Mrs. Rosali«» Du Pre WItcher, 
former barebA':4c rider with the 
Bainnm Circus, and wife of a lion 
tamer, celebrated her eightieth 
birthday in Batavia, N, Y., the other 
day. She told callers she was in 
good health and expected to match 
the record of her maternal grand- 
mother, who lived to be HI. 

Mrs. WItcher became separated \ 
from her parents at a circus in 
Montreal when two years old, was 
picked up by a performer, a mem- 
ber of the Barnum household, for 
four years and made her debut at 
six. 

Her 1 !\L a|>p«arance a.s a bare- 
back rider wo* In Ne^ York when 
18, at a time wlun all of the riders 
of the show wcr»j men. 

At 19 she was stricken with 
"black tongue fever" at Galveston, 
when all the members of thj cir- 
cus weTe stricken. She traveled 
up and down this counti-y and Ku- 
rope for years. She was married 
on the day Lincoln was shot. Her 
husband died 20 years ago. 




RINGLING COAST TRIP 
AGAIN IN QUESTION 

Plenty of Time for One Circus 
in the East. 



LEOiN VARVARA 

Just returning after a tremendously 
successful tour of tlie Urpheum 
Clroultv 

Presents a brand new comedy piano 
offering at Proctor's FIB'TIi AVIl, 
New York. NOW. June (9-12). 



MAGICIANS' BEST DINNER. 



Watertowti, N. Y.. June 8. 
Alleged short changing tactics of 
ticket sellers of thQ John Robinson 
Circus were responsible for the trip 
to this city of Sheriff E. W. Ingram 
of Fulton county, the district attor- 
ney of the same county, and a 
Gloversville couple, man and wife. 
The trip resulted in the arrest of 

Arthur Gibson of Peru, Ind., head 
ticket seller of the circus. When 
the complainants were unable to 
identify Gibson as the man who 
had tricked them out of $52 when 
the Robinson shows played Glovers- 
ville last weelc, the ticket seller 
was discharged. Gibson, grilled by 
the i^ilton county authorities after 
he had been taken to the local police 
station, maintained he had sold no 
tickets on the day in question. 

The couple making the complaint 
asserted that they had tendered a 
ISO bill for two tickets, and re- 
ceived but $2 in change. The war- 
rant with which the Fulton -ounty 
aheriff was armed did not mention 
Gibson, but designated another 
ticket butcher. 

Patrolman James J. Kclley of this 
city, after paying for tickets, found 
himself short 75 cents. He told the 
detective captain, and the ticket 
aeller made good, claiming that it 
was just a mistake. 



COLLEGE MAN RETIRING 

JSays Clowning it a Science Now. 
Prefeps Hie Home Business 



WITH CIRCUS TOUR 



i 



Watertown, June 8. 

"Doc." Keene of Syracuse, the 
only college graduate who is mak- 
ing clowning a profession In the 
circus world today is planning to 
retire from the sawdu.st ring. 

Keene, here with theJ^hn Robin- 
son Circus, confided this fact to 
Watertown friends. The Syracusan, 
who graduated from Chancellor 
James Roscoe Day'a institution of 
learning there, has been clowning 
it for eight years. For several sea- 
sons, he was a feature with Barnum 
& Bailey'e as an impersonator of 
the Irish copper. He still " uses 
that characterization. 

"I do not expect to stay in the 
business long," declared Keene 
while here. "I own a taxicab serv- 
ice in Syracuse, and hope to re- 
Ijurn to it when I have finished this 
season with the Robinson shows. 
Clowning is no longer as easy as it 
was once; It's a regular science 
now, and demands that the clown 
make a good burlesque on comedy." 

Keene made his debut as a clown 
in an amateur entertainment In 
Syracuse eight years ago. Then 
he went on the Keith clr-.iit, and 
from there to Barnimi & Bailey's. 
Keene Is 35 years old. He graduated 
from Syracuse In 1903. 



"Vivlcestion" ttlucion Mystifying at 
17th Affair. 



Tamily to Stay With Mains Show 
Eight Weeks. Good Business 



"*•'* ^lay WIrth and the Wirth Family 
will remain with the Walter L«. 
Mains show for eight weeks more, 

rr • tho -show having completed two 
weeks on Long Island last Satur- 

^ day at Freeport. The original book- 

' ing of the Wlrts called only fur the 
Long Island dates, but mutual 
agreement for continuance was 
made last week. The show is now 
upstate. 

Excellent business was drawn by 
the Mains outfit since star riding 
fict joined the show, with $20,000 
gross bettered for both weeks on 
L. I. It Is said ttie Wlrths are re- 
**Hving $1,000 guarantee weekly, 
■'^ith a percentage over a certain 
. amount weekly. 

That the Wirth Family could con- 
tinue with the show, three vaude- 
ville date were set back. The act 
Is to play the Flatbush, Broadway 
and 81st street, early in August, 
following which a number of state 
fJiir bookings will be played, ll)« 
turn thep taking over a vaudeville 
''*>''^e in the Keith housea % 



CIRCUS ADVANCE MAN QUITS 

Boston, June 8. 
iJraden, the advance man for the 
Sells-FToto Circus, quit his Job 
while the show was playing here 
last week. He claimed that passes 
he had issued to newspapermen 
were .tV^^^d down by those with 
the show. Incidentally the Sells- 
Floto Circus dkJ not go over big 
during -the week stay, despite ex- 
cellent weather conditions. 






TAX ON PASSES. 

Notifications have recently he-en 
sent out to house managers calling 
their attention to the necesslt: of 
charging the war tax on passes. 
They were inforn ed everyone go- 
ing into the theatre to see the show 
must pay a tax, excepti.ig news- 
paper men who. go there for news or 
to review. 

The action was occasioned through 
some house manaccrs having been 
called to account by government in- 
spectora for laxity. 



9 Acts at Jefferson •-• 
The Jefferson will change Its 
present eight acts and picture policy 
Juno 13, when the feature picture 
y(ll\ Ije .dropped. Kino acts 'wlll 
then .be playc4 with ^ the bills 
chahged twice weekly. 



The Society of American Magi- 
cians held Its 17th annual dinner at 
the McAlpin, New York, Friday eve- 
ning. June 8, when nearly 300 mem- 
bers and their guests aff*-'*»nbled n 
the ballroom eomimred the newest 
things in legerdemain and watched 
a magic show. 

The feature of the bill was a new 
illusion built by Horace Ooldln 
called ''Vivisection," the feat being 
the apparent sawing In half of a 
man. A trunk-like box about five 
feet long and three broad resting 
on a four- legged platform about a 
foot clear of the floor was wheeled 
to the center. An assistant reclined 
in the box with his head projecting 
through one end and his feet 
through an opening in the other. 
With a "committee" holding head 
and legs, Qoldin and an assistant 
sawed through the wooden box, 
using a woodsman's two-handed 
saw, from cover to bottom. Slides 
were slipped through the slit made 
by the saw and the two halves of 
the box were moved apart about a 
foot. When they were replaced and 
the lid lifted, the assistant clam- 
bered out whole and unlhjured. The 
other magicians said it puzzled 
them. 

Harry IloudinI, the society's pres- 
ident, presided at the dinner and 
acted as toastmaster, while Hardeen, 
his brother, did the announcing for 
the show. President Houdini had a 
surprise when B. M. £}amqt, secre- 
tai*y of the society, asked him to 
act as ''committee" for his act, and 
then produced a loving cup from a 
maze of wrappings after a few bur- 
lesque flourishes, a gift from the 
members. He also had a bouquet 
fpr Mrs. Houdini, 

Another prize performer was 
Blackstone, whom Houdini described 
as a "comer" and who did some re- 
markably smooth legerdemain at 
the dinner table as well as an entire 
act. His handling of cards and dice 
would make the sharpshootlng con- 
tingent around Times square pop- 
eyed. Blackstone deals "seconds'* 
and "thirds" to defy detection at 
close range and has a startling 
repertoire of table feats. On the 
stage he fllled In an entertaining 
quarter hour with card tricks and 
an "escape" feat. 

At the guests' table were Dr. and 
Mrs. Vizctelly and their daughter, 
Mr. and Mrs. Ilowtird Thurston, 
Tom Lewis, Postmaster Thomas O. 
Patten, M. Doi»glas . Flattery, Dr. 
A. M. Wilson and Mme. Herrmann, 
widow of Herrmann the Great. 
. Others In the stai^e entertainment 
were Donifie!d, a western profes- 
sional; the Floyds. in mind read- 
ing; Grlm*»«, Holden and Brush 
with a travesty; Professor Mulhol- 
land, a distinguished amateur and 
an Instructor at Horace Mann 
School, who did a monolog and 
made ten thimbles sprout on his 
fingers, and Le Violet to, also an 
amateur, who hAd Houdini, fJoldin 
and HarJeen to act as his aides. 



The RiDgling' Bros. -Barn irm A 
Bailey Clrciia probably will not go 
to the coast again this year. When 
the present organizaliou wa^ In two 
units they had to spread out, but, 
with only one ehow on tour, there 
is plenty of territory cast of the 
Rockies to keep It going a full sea- 
son. 

The Hing'lngs gave another sam- 
ple of daring* routing this week 
with the i)ublir;ation of the new 
card. The show was in Cleveland 
Monday and Tuesday, and is billed 
for Bofirton all next week. From 
Cleveland the show played Erie, 
June 8; Buffalo, 9; Rochester, 10 
(todfvj'); Syracuse, tomorrow, and 
then Boston ovei Sunday. 

The present idea appears to be to 
keep to the mining districts and fac- 
tory t6wns until after mid-July. 
The farmers will then have gotten 
in their early crops apd the agricul- 
tural territory of Ohio and Indiana 
will be visited. Around mid-Aug- 
ust the show 1« due in the lake reg- 
ions, playing Chicago again under 
canvas on the lake front. 

The Newark, N. J., stand of two 
days last week was said to have reg- 
istered capacity. Two days of ca- 
pacity With the top is estimated to 
represent between 135,000 and $40,- 
000. It Is said that, during the 
Washington Ptand. the side shows 
alone did $6,700, and the candy 
privilege has gone an high n.s $2,500 
In a day this season. 



46 HOUSES CLOSE 



Horwitz A Kraus Keep Track of 
That Many Saturday. 



The agency firm of Horwlts & 
Kraus reported that 46 vaudeville 
houses, east and weRt, they book 
with (through circuits), closed last 
Saturday. 

In the list were eight houses oper- 
ated by Sablosky & McCtuirk. 



VAUDEVILLE ONE-DATEBS 

Vaudeville was installed this 
week in the Century. MIneola, 
Thursdays; Novelty, Sayvllle, on 
Thursdays, and Comit, Bellport, 
Friday, each house playing vaude- 
ville one day a week as specified. 



Albemarle Cut to Six. 

The new Fox house in Flatbuah, 
Brooklyn, Albemarle, starting oft 
with nine acts to a^ program, has 
had Its bill reduced to six acts. 



WALTEB L. MAINS SHOW. 

When Andrew Downle bought the 
Mains circus the title of th« show 
went with the equipment for a lim- 
ited period. After this season the 
shtw Idse.s the lltle, but Mr. Downie 
Is likely to bob up next spring when 
the big tops stretch canvas for the 
season of 1922 with his outfit pos- 
sessed of the most coveted circus 
title minus an anchor — that of 
Forepaugh -Sells. 

It is in the power of the Rlngllngs 
to dispose or lend tlve Foreriugh 
name, and John RinKling is known 
to favor placing it m the car«* of 
Downle. The Scotch -Canadian has 
nursed the Mains outflt along until 
It is now paced as the fastest of the 
small shows. For a 28 -car circus It 
is reliably reported running ahead 
of any outflt of its size, and for that 
matter is beating out several bigger 
shows. What Is equally interesting 
Is that it is the cleanest of the cir- 
cuses that graduate down from the 
Ringllng- Barnum and Bailey outflt. 
Downle won't permit anything . to 
work o^ the lot. He Is ready to hop 
Into any an.slgnment where an em- 
ploye starts balking, and his system 
is always maintained. "The show is 
yours" attitude goes for performers. 
In return Do^ltiio insists on sched- 
ule. The show gets off to an 8.10 
evening start, regardless of how 
many people are in, and the getaway 
time is insistent, with strict orders 
that the next stand must be made. 

That Downle could attract such 
a feature as May Wirth, Phil and 
the Wirth Family, whleh featured 
the RinKling outflt and could have 
been with the big top this season, 
means something. The Wlrths were 
booked in for two weeks, intended 
only for the Long Islands stands, 
which were completed last Saturday. 
But the salary given and the pleas- 
ant surroundings led the famous 
Australian riders to continue their 
appearances with the show for (Bight 
additional weeks. 

At Freeport. Saturday the Wlrths 
were announced as the highest sala- 
ried riding act in the world. That 
Is probably true. The act is receiv- 
ing $1,000 weekly guarantee, and 
there is a percentage arrangement 
where the takings are over a flxed 
gross. For both weeks the Wirth 
Family participated In the extras as 
provided for in the percentage. The 
Wlrths are said to have held the 
blKgest salary for a riding act in the 
Ringllng show at $760 weekly, in 
botli cases all expenses paid by the 
show. 

In the Mains show the Wlrths are 
working In a smaller ring than with 
the Rlngllngs, and often times the 
ground is treacherous both for 
horses and performers. At Freeport, 
for instance, the ring was a sort of 
quicksand and was moved for tha 
night performancie. Despite that the 
exhibition went over remarkably 
well, with May and Phil rewarded 
with hearty applause. 

As in all shows of the sise virtu* 
&Uy every act doubles. The Morales, 
a Mexican family, performed in no 
less than Ave turns and could have 
put on double the number. The turn 
features Philip Morales In a head 
slide down the wlro and his sister 
In a rope slide. The Martlnex, an 
Kngltsh net recently arrived, are of- 
fering several routines, as do the 
Gregorys. There are several aerial 
and high-sciiool acts, together with 



- BEVERLY BAYNE ^ 

^ '^ in "POOR RICH MAN" 

We say au revoir to the Rast for awhile. Westward Bound Over the 
Keith dnd Orpheum Circuits. This week (June 6) Hippodrome, Cleveland. 



PERKINS IN VAUDEVILLE. 

Vaudeville production.'? are con- 
templated by Edward I. Perkins, 
who has had some exp< rlenc«« with 
musical comedy shows. Mr. Perkins 
was the producer of "The Red 
Clock," a musical comedy, and his 
latest legit, ventjro was a^ general 
manager t^ *'Thc Cameo Girl," that 
recently • closed -in Beaton af'ter a 
short tour. ■ . . 





FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN 



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FRANX HALL TAKES U. S. 

Fraftk Hrill has resumt^'x pojises- 
sion of the United States, Hoboken, 
N. J., playing Ave acts on a split 
week, booked Independently. 

Hall leased the house to Frank 
Cerstcn several months ago, but, 
with the approach of the season's 
end, took it b^k. The establish- 
ment clo.st (1 fo; the summer lusi 
week, but will resume late In Aug- 
ust, aecording to present plati. 



CALL FOR KEITH BOOKERS 

The bcokinf? m^n of the K« ith 

ollice, those who set the shows, will 

bo called for a confer* nee home 

time next week with tli*^ chi«'f.s' (»f 
the offleo. It is reported. 

No purp«^>se beyomi a p'lirral t.iiu 
on next season Is given as the oliJ«ct 
of the cor\ference. 



smaller turns, not tailed on to 

double. 

Bttmii 0'3iiU!vA», fonxicrly wUh 
the liarnum and liaiJey outflt, i.i 
general manager for Downle, this 
being his first season with the Mains 
outflt. To him Is credited some of 
the new life In the show. But 
Downle, having had a taste of class 
with the booking of the Wlrths, is 
all set for a bigger outflt than ever 
next Rfason.* 

The M.iins outfit !<? said to have 
beaten any other show in its two 
wneka on liOng Island by $30,000. It 
wan the only circus giving afternoon 
performances. Others playing the 
territory In the past had to be con-* 
tent with night showings. Ibcc. 

Plimmer's Shore Place. 
\ W.'Wfer Plimmer has taken ovefr 
the Autlitorium, Keansburg; N. Jw 
on the shore of the bay, and will 
run an ei^'ht-art split raudeville 
show for the summer. A cabaret 
show and dancing wlll be offered 
until «ho Fourth. 



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VARIETY'S CHICAGO OFFICE 



Cttcago 



Friday, June 10, 1921 
STATE-LAKE THEATRE BUILDING 



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MAJESTIC, CHICAGO. 

. Chicago, June 8. 
With an additional act making 
nine on this bill and a reduction in 
prices, only half a house witnessed 
the slowest, most lifeless and unin- 
lerestin,? bill offered this season. 
One singing act followed another 
until it almost became nauseating, 
critical enough to make a number 
of people get up and walk out when 
It became unbearable. 

Paul George flopped. His act Is 
billed as "A Kitchen Musicale," but 
really should read "The Musical 
Chef." Many people and artists 
practice long and hard to become 
masters of their instruments, and 
then don't always succeed. George 
can account for his failure to the 
fact that he attempts to play many 
Instruments and do^ none of them 
even fair. Decidedly Is this notice- 
able of his violin bit. 

Janet of Prance, assisted by 
Charles W. Hamp, had the cards on 
the rest of the bill by getting the 
first crack at singing. With this in 
her favor she pleased very much. 
Harry Holme and Florrie LaVere 
■lugged a mean, wallop with their 
■kit. Holmes is a funny chap, and 
In his droll way makes a welcome 
contrast against the fluffy, neat ap- 
pearing Miss Le Vere. Bessie 
Browning was the third piano and 
singing act and suffered terribly. 
Hiss Browning tried hard, but to 
little response. There was a break 
In one of her numbers, something 
about a Greenwich Village girl. It 
was a case of forgetting a line. In- 
troducing a new number or trying to 
have the audience get a catch line. 
Just the same she sang a verse and 
started all over again without any 
explanations. 

Bobby O'Neill, with the assistance 
of four queens. In looks, dress and 
general appearances, appeared In 
Tlmberg'a singing' production, "Four 
Queens and the Joker." It runs very 



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lon^, \m costumed extravagantly, 
contains catchy lyrics and Is well 
staged. The work of Mabel Ferry 
stood out over the others. Bert and 
Betty Wheeler appeared before a 
hazy crowd, and It wasn't until the 
flnal mind-reading bit that the mob 
came to. The mind reading Is a 
new piece of business, consisting of 
Betty sitting facing a table. Bert 
walks through the audience, Betty 
guessing the objects he holds up. 
Suddenly from under the table one 
of the stage hands- crawls out and 
remarks about the space being too 
small. The duo plugged, but it was 
like trying to move the rock of Gi- 
braltar. Harriet and Marie McCon- 
nell strolled In majestically and 
went through a classical routine. 
What applause there was came from 
the right-hand section, making it 
appear click like. That was the 
first thing that stood as a damper 
on this team. Second, few present 
cared for this class of entertainment, 
as it is constructed more for concert 
work. Each number they offer is 
gorgeously costumed and has elec- 
trical and stage effects apropos, 
making the numbers novel. They 
have fine voices and receive more 
plaudits that come from courtesy 
rather than appreciation. 

Gene Green was the cue for a gen- 
eral rising and leaving. He sang 
pop numbers, told a few stories, 
apologized for the hour and hurried 
away. Gordon's Circus showed to 
the night watchman. 



It atlll better a few local touches 
were put In for full measure. The 
entire act is worthy of being put in- 
tact Into a two-dollar show and be a 
credit. Janet Adair has changed Her 
routine from her last appearance 
and has added a new song that fltted 
in very nicely. Miss Adair has 
picked up some f the mannerisms 
of her partner. Jack Norworth, and 
It la hindering her Instead of help- 
ing. Miss Adair was always capa- 
ble and put over numbers In her own 
style, but with her new way of 
working she has lost that person- 
ality. She fared much better here 
than at the Majestic. Bailey and 
Cowan, with Estelle Davis, proceed- 
ed to tie the show In a knot with 
their singing, piano playing, banjo 
and saxophone. They made it easy 
for Clark and Verdi to follow. It 
has often been said that these boys 
could never follow their old act, but 
with thejr present routine they not 
only follow, but Improved. They 
were a laughing hit. 

Jack Norworth came next and 
only did fair until he brought out 
Miss Adair, which he did without 
taking the chance of a lone bow 
after his numbers, which was very 
wise, as they had not warmed up to 
him at that time. In the double 
number, which is Just crowded with 
laughs, both Norworth and Miss 
Adair garnered enough laughs and 
applause to make up what they 
missed on their singles. 




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CHICAGO 

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PALACE, CHICAGO. 

Chicago. June 8. 
Some clever seat selling by the 
box office men dressed the matinee 
up to look like good business, but 
after the last act had run its course 
and the entire house was emptied in 
five mihutes. you couldn't go wrong 
in knowing that business was off. 

From a point of Interest the act 
that received the most attention 
was Williams and Wolfus, delegated 
to close an all around Interesting 
show. These veterans of* comedy 
held them In solid and never lost a 
soul, but It must be tough and a 
nervous strain to be placed that far 
down, but they were the only act on 
the bill that could keep the crowd In. 
Where the act suffered and the au- 
dience lost was that this team can 
always be relied upon to do a rat- 
tling encore, and In this Instance 
they piled everything in the running 
of the act and refused to do an en- 
core bit, though the applause war- 
ranted one. The show gained mo- 
mentum as It progressed. It was 
opened by Hurio, an athletig looking 
man, with special drape setting, 
doing feats of strength. Ben Har- 
ney, assisted by his colored partner, 
"Count Payton," fared very badly, 
and although Harney gave the 
"Count" the hifih sign for teasing 
'em, they refused to come back. An- 
derson and Graves have one of the 
novelties of the year. The entire 
plot is laid in an up-to-date "Blimp" 
conipo.sed of bedroom, sitting room 
and bath, the curtain going up with 
the rwan in the tub. Their talk is 
fast and bright, never missing a bet, 
and handled by two capable people, 
every line consistent with the situa- 
tion, time and place, and to make 



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McVICKER'S, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, June 8. 

Houses closing, other bills of 
sununer variety, people short .of 
dough. To apply any of these to 
this house is like pouring water on 
a duck's back. The manaeement is 
fortifying itself against the ava- 
lanche of hanflicaps by starting off 
with a strong batting list. The 
prices of admission have always 
been reasonable and so it is not 
necessary to rj^duce them. They are 
a trifle above what they were be- 
fore the war, but they dont nee<l 
a revision for a while. 

Babe La Tour, billed as Jess La 
Tour, drew a beautiful bouquet 
from some admirer. That was the 
outstanding fact and is backed up 
by burlesque's latest vaudeville con- 
tribution. Miss La Tour herself. She 
was the headline in running, knock 
out in applause and best liked of 
all on the bill. 

Willie Karbe was first to draw 
applause with his featured stunts 
while standing on his head. He 
worked very long and at times did 
nothing but stand on his head. Dell 
and Ray somehow struck a snag 
and were almost shipwrecked when 
the final note of their music was 
played. The man Isn't out of the 
ordinary and the woman does not 
possess any special talent. The plot 
of the singing and talking is dis- 
connected. After a general over- 
hauling they may measure up. 

A mighty sweet combination is 
Gi'azer and Lawlor. They circu- 
lated a big-time atmosphere in 
stage settings. The man plays the 
piano, sings a number and does a 
few dances, including a toe dance. 
He should cultivate ease in work- 
ing, for even though he is clever, 
a slight stiffness in stepping Is no- 
ticeable. The girl posscase.s Ideal 
big-time qualities, being a looker, 
dexterous dancer, and neat dresser. 
Cleveland and Faye ripped a big 
hole In the side of the applause 
vessel. Their comedy is silky and 
easily digestible. The singing Is a 
hit by itself. In fact, if the man 
who does the high singing offstarre 
would try another on the same or- 
der, it would stop traffic. 

One of the neatest and most 
pleasing acts seen In many a sun- 
set Is the one Dove and Mitchell 
present. They radiate with per- 
soiialUy, class and talent. Jack 
Mitchell enters In "one" before a 
drop of a farm scene. He is dressed 
In tux with a motoring coat over 
It. He raps on the door of the 
house shown in the drop and a girl 
In her a-bed clothes comes out. 
They have a dependable comedy 
dialog, which leads up to the girl 
changing and returning for dances 
and dongs. With the present ve- 
hicle Mitchell and Miss Dove can 
measure up to the two-a-day, Cato 
S. Keith and Co. have changed their 
sketch and received the worst of the 
bargain. Lots of noise by the two 
men and the woman cause.«^ con- 
fusion and lack of continuity in 
ideas, not even good for the small 
time. Then Miss La Tour came on 
to make a long and accurate shot. 
Lyndall, Laurel and Co. have a skit 
worthy of more attention than clos- 
ing. The drops arc masterpifcos. 
wardrohlng attractive and numliers 
good. Cleo and Thomas an<l Kob- 
ert Giles were not seoi at this 
show. 



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Howard did this, and If nothing 
else, he can talk about it. 

Keen and Pearl, a colored man 
and woman, danced and sang. The 
man leaves little for the woman to 
do outside of wearing clothes. Some 
of their steps are individual. The 
oldtime favorites Cook and Valdare 
are like an old oak tree, with: age 
the act goes over bigger and stands 
aloof from the majority of comedy 
turns. The scenery is beginning to 
show wear, but the stunts and talk 
by the man and woman have a 
kick to them that knocks the 
crowds over. Ethel Rae did a 
neat singing, character routine, sur- 
rounding it with a change of gowns 
for every number. Each number 
Is restricted and also mean some- 
thing to her pleasing act. The show 
stopped running until the Wash- 
ington Trio did their act and exited 
when good showmanship advised 
them to encore and leave a taste 
for more. The two men and woman 
have an unlimited supply of tricks 
of getting the crowds their way, 
and no sooner do they work one of 
these tricks than the crowd do their 
beckoning. Their voices blend the 
same way an artist blends his col- 
ors for his masterpiece. Cowboy 
Williams and Daisy raised an ap- 
plause racket. William.^ does a 
strong man act, topping It off by 
catching eight heavy steel balls on 
the back of his neck, after they 
have fallen from a height of twenty 
feet. The woman sings a few songs, 
and she might choose modern ones, 
besides being a foil Xor Williams' 
talk. It really became annoying 
after he hud dropped a heavy bftU 
a number of times on a tin catch, 
which makes a terrible noise. Bob 
White, the whi.«tling doughboy, 
untied and ret led the knot other 
jicts had made of this show. He ap- 
pears in st^ldiers unift»rm as he 
say.s, simply to add atmosphere. 
Reckless and Arloy with their neat 
acrobatics clo.sed and measured up 
to the pace set by the preceding 
acts. A sketch, "Marriage vs. Di- 
vorce,' and Flanagan and Staple- 
ton, were not seen at thi.s show. 



operating room on the other. Th* 
skit is an old burlesque bit and 
deals with the doctor having ^ 
"crush" on his head nui-se, who will 
not marry him unless he brings t« 
life again the corpse on the operat- 
ing table. The doctor engages a 
friend of his to replace the body 
and proceeds to revive him with 
oxygen and electricity. Signs of 
life are brought forth and what fol. 
lows then is the unfunniest situa* 
tlon ever presented to any audience. 
The telephone bit has been worked 
to death and the Jioe about the 
pants should be eliminated. 

The show started off with Vera 
"Clayton, a chair balancing turn that 
pleased. For a finish Miss Clayton 
uses three tables with 6 chairs atop 
that got her a solid round of ap- 
plause. Then came May LeCouver 
(formerly HeBert and LeCouverJ 
in a cycle of character songs. Hei^ 
first was a "wop" immigrant girt 
and th-^n "Ain't We Got Fun,** 
using the original lyrics with an 
Italian dialect. A divorcee number 
with a little talk and a vamp huip- 
ber for a finish. Miss LeCouver 
works and dresses in one and be- 
fore she was through with her vamp 
number a stage hand crosses the 
stage, removing the clothes racks, 
that being done for comedv. Act 
went fair. Wakefield. Willi. • s and 
Bedford followed and passed on. 
No amount of oxygen could have 
saved this turn. 

Cooper and Sims held the next to 
closing spot and dispensed the 
usual colored brand of songs and 



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Chicago, June 8. 

A Robertson-Cole feature picture 

with 5 vaudeville acts is the new 

policy instituted Jit this house for 

the present Instead of the 6 acts 

as heretofore, and "^ill continue so 

until the weather warrants the clos- 
ing of the theatre for the summer 
months. The most uninteresting 
act on the bill was Wakefield, Wil- 
liams and Bedford, two men and a 
woman. The act carries a double 
set showing a reception room on 
one side of the stage and a doctor's 



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Chicag«», June R. 
Not an imitation a'^t on tlic bill. 
It ran with tho snnp~<>^ a Avhij*. witli 
plenty of .«i)t.'od and cnt»Mt;iini»r-: 
values. That is Iht* w.i/ bills will 
have to bo in order to draw crowds 
and nut bt a bill show to an empty 
house. The bou<|U<'t of honor laurels 
h.ad to be split many wayf, altlxniiu'h 
a pcntd j)nrti(tn of it Wiis liandcd ti) 
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AMXicine- Went for a hit Thirty 
SJak Toes closed the show. The act 
to Bomewhat different from the 
JUrag« tumbling acts. Tholr cora- 
adr Dlua clever tumbling m4kes the 
Jp{ I standard turn for the better 
louses. • 

EMPRESS, CHICAGO. 

Chicago, June 8. 

Just because this house was play- 
iji Its la^l week wasn't a plausible 
reiuBon for booking a slip -shod bill. 
There are enough Orpheum Jr. 
aiutlity acts hereabouts to allow the 
UlmI bill of the season to be the 
game as others. A layman could 
pick up a bill and tell in a glance 
that the next to closing act, Reed 
AOd Tucker, comprised the show. 
TJie other four acts are below par, 
making it impo.ssible for the legiti- 
niate entertaining turn to pull the 
bill through the mud. It was not 
iiirprising therefore to see the 
crowds not arrive until the end. 
T|ie customers are local home bugs 
and turn out in wholesale numbers 
when there is a cause. This week 
there Was no reasoi^. 

Reed and Tucker have the key 
to an audience's lioart. Many turns 
have skeletons but no key has the 
same cfCeot as the made to order 
one. These boys have studied hard 
ta burlesque vlo'in playing and 
laake it funny, wlcome and make 
themselves remembered. Just onct 
do each of the boys do a "straight" 
violin selection and that is just 
though to show they can play as 
well as the next one when they 
care to. They headlined. Beck and 
Stillwell are a fair appearing com- 
bination and po.ssibly the opening 
spot upset them. At this ; how the 
l»ys just occupied their allotted 
time. Pauline Starr pulled ancient 
songs in number tv.'o spot. Miss 
£^arr may have hayilly gotten to- 
gether the routine for the occasion; 
that Js the way it appeared. A fev/ 
stories were amusing. All in all 
her talent was misdirected. Fletcher 
and Terry, two men, not on the 
program, sent a chill up the spinal 
column the way they fared. With 
inadequate voices, talk of their own 
manufacture and appearance un- 
impressive, the duo shivered, 
moaned and quit. Heed and Tucker 
came next and showed what real 
vaudeville wajj. They were fol- 
lowed by Pearl's Roumanian Gyp- 
ales, really a Russian dancing act. 

y PAN WANTS THE WOODS 

ij- ' Chicago, June 8. 

Alex Pantages, who Is paying a 
three week.s* trip to his Chicago 
offlces. Is said to have been in 
touch with Al H. Woods to buy 
or rent Woods' Theatre. The 
Woods Theatre has been rented to 
William Fox for a period of thirty 
weeks, starting in the middle of 
August. 



ELKS BUY DRAMATIC 
SHOW FOR FULL WEEK 



Unusual Buy For "The Bat' 
,. . In Chicago. 

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Chicago, June 8. 

The California Reunion Commit- 
tee of the Chicago Elks, Lodge No, 
4, bought "The Bat" for one week, 
beginning June 26. It is expected 
that 50,000 Elks will pass through 
this city during that week on their 
way to the convention, htld in Los 
Angeleau Every lodge in the east 
was sent a night wire, informing it 
tickets had been set aside and, 
that on the stopover, they would be 
the guests at the Princess of Local 
No. 4. 

This is the biggest theatrical sale 
of tickets that has been put over 
in several years. Included in this 
deal is an option for another week 
for the returning members of the 
Elks, the later part of July. NO 
tickets whatever will be on sale 
for these two weeks, the entire 
house having been taken. The credit 
of this deal goes to James Kerr, 
local general manager ' for Wagen- 
hals & Kemper, s 



INSPECT CHICAGO MOVIES 

Chicago, June 8. 
The city council buildings and 
zoning committee begins considera- 
tion today of plans f5r overcrowd- 
ing in motion picture houses. 
Chairman Wm. O'Toole said he had 
completed a i)ersonal survey and is 
convinced of the j)o«sibili(ie3 of 
great loss of life. Ho will demand 
action by his colleagues. 



GARDEN, CHICAGO, SOLD 

Chicago, June 8. 
The Garden, on the northwest 
side, has been purchased by S. E, 
Hartman. It is booked by the W. 
V. M. A., on Walter Downey's books 
and will play a five-act, split-week 
and picture policy. Hartman for- 
merly was owner and baritone of 
the act, the Five Armanis and Sor- 
rento Quintete. 



CHICAGO AGENTS EAST 

Chicago, June 8. 

This week saw three more of the 
Chicago agents leave for their an- 
nual pilgramage for Eastern acts, 
Billy Jackson, Lew Goldberfr and 
Tom Powell. 

They will be gone for four weeks. 



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Chicago, June 8. 
Peter Schaefer, of Jones, Ll-ick 
& Schaefer, Is olflclally "mlasingr." 
The commission investigating 
building trades* graft levied on 
theatres called him as a witness, 
but he did not appear. His Lroth&r 
Fred came and said he could not 
locate Schaefer. As far as is con- 
fidentially known, the "missing" 
magnate is off on a ple^^sure tour 
in his new Rolls-Royce. 



Dinner for Pantages. 

Chicago, June 8. 
A dinner party was given at the 
••13th Chair," Pete Sotoras* steak 
emporium, fb Alexander Pantages 
and John Ryan, of Los Angeles. 
Covers were set for 30. 

Jimmy O'Neil, local n.anager for 
the Pantages* circuit, acted as host. 



CHICAGO ITEMS. 

Ward Perry (Long and Perry) 
has been appointed traveling roa<» 
managed for the Riviera Music Co. 



The Flying Mayoes have dis- 
banded and gone to their home in 
Stanford. Conn. They will put out 
a new act of four horses and three 
girls next season. 



Clara Kimball Young is appearing 
in a number of local picture houses. 
She failed to draw at the Roosevelt 
theatre, but has proved a good bet 
in the smaller houses. 



Agfa Raw Filnfi Corp., Manhattan; 
$10,000; M. M. and M. R. Schles- 
singer, C. E. Schlatter. 

Prudential Theatre Corp., Man- 
hattan: 125.000; E. Ro.stMibaum, J. 
M. and I. Seidor. 



DELAWARE CHARTERS. 

Triapt Productions; pictures; 
$300,000. 

Precision Pictures Corp.; $10,000; 
.Toseph Conway, Charles W. Ristime, 
Lester A. Michael, Philadelphia. 

Pyramid Pictures; $1,000,000. 

R-C Pictures Corp.; $4,000,000. .. 



Church and School Amusement 
Co.; $300,000; William CJardiner, 
Don Fullest, Ruby E. Colone, St. 
Louis. 



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NEW JERSEY CHARTERS. 
Paramount Projector Corp., Wo.«?t 
New York; $1,500,000; IT. A. Black. 
Staten Island; C. F. Skinnor, Jer- 
sey City; John R. Turner. Basking 
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MARRIAGES 

Sophie narth-Brandt to William 
Elliott liurlock in London. May 10. 
M1.S8 Brandt i.s well known as a 
prima donna here, having appeared 
in several Broadway productions. 
Mr. Bnrlock was formerly advance 
apent for II. W. Savage. He has a 
tire shop in Leicester Square. Lon- 
don. 

Martha Herman to Ilonry Arthur 
House, non-professional, in Duluth, 
Juno 4. 

Anna Pollock, serrftary in the 
onioe.s of Comstock & Clest. to Jack 
Le Bowitz. violini.st at the 39th 
Street theatre. June 7. in New York. 

"Happy" B«'nway (Honey Boys) 
and Dolly La Salle (Lew Ro.ss Co.) 
in Pliilaiiflphia la.st work. 

EMi,'ene West, compo.ser of "P.road- 
way Kose" niul other popular sorifcs. 
an.l Luycc Brown of i'orl Worth, 
'i'«x.. June 1. 

IMii.'i Wlif-at'^m. meml»er r.f the 
new Zi "nfeld ' i-'ollie.s," to hiving 
Stark, manafier of a Sin Franeisco 
Toy eornpany. Miss Wlu-atoti waH 
in "Apple BIo.s.-oin.H." and played 

r.eauty" .in llic lilm version of 
M.^pcrience." 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON VAUDEVILLE. 



There was a time when France held the sceptre of light music, rt 
was la the days of Ilerve, Planquette, Offenbach, C. Lecocq, Audran. and 
many other composers who wrote airs which crossed the world and hav« 
been repeated by each succeeding generation. Then came the time of 
Vienna operettas, and more recently the dance rhythms in which tho 
American composers triumphed. Francis Salabert, the Paris publisher. 
Interviewed on tho future of French music Is not of the oplnioa this coun- 
try has lost its position. He considered tho local composers were sur- 
prised at the American conception of dance music, but likewise charmed 
to such an extent they have adopted the style, so that th.i fashionable fox- 
trots and one-steps now in vogue on the continent are tho work of French 
composers. At the present moment among the successes, which Include 
••Whispering," "Dance O Mania," "Avalon," "O La La, Oul, Qui," and 
other American compositions we have ringing in our ears "Mon Homme," 
•Phi-Phi," ••La tasse de the ' (A cup of tea). "Rlen qu 'un balser," ••Men 
Homme" (with Harry Pilcer), which are signed by local musicians such 

as Maurice Yvaln, Joseph Szulc. Henri Christine, Louis Hilller, H. 
Christine, Lao SUesu. 



INCORPORATIONS. 

Mayflower Amusement Corp., 
Manhattan; $100,000; D. Selkoff, P. 
Mandel, I. Simenoff. 

Tyranny of Love Co., Manhattan; 
$5,000; J. McGinty, J. M. Thompson. 

Jolin D. Williams Export Corp., 

Manliattan; $100,000; J. D. Wil- 
liams, F. G. Monks. E. G. Titterton. 

Audrey Munson Producing Corp., 
Rochester; $100,000; H. R. North- 
rup. E. A. Westcott. 

Lock City Theatres Corp., Lock- 
port; $400,000; A. E. Lee, G. F. Gog- 
gin, A. E. Riley. 

Kelwyn Amusement Corp., Man- 
hattan; pictures; $5,000; S. Markel, 
S. Auerbach, J. J. Cohen. 



The top floor of the Loew annex on 46th street may be seen from the 
fiftk and sixth floors of the Palace building, where the Keith booking 
offices are located. There is no building Intervening between the two, 
the Keith offices on the south side facing toward 46th i|treet. 



William and Joe Mandel appeared at the Palace this week for the ftrst 
time, being given the bottom line. This comedy acrobatic team has been 
out for some while, the men formerly being of the Jack Alfred Trio. 
Reports from the west on the act's success failed to bring eastern book- 
ings because the men insisted on not closing shows. The Mandela won a 
first showing at the Hippodrome in the N. V. A. benefit bill. 



Two of the biggest local music publishers this week temporarily put 
a ban on their complimentary set of regular copies, courtesy list to 
professionals when finding at the end of last month they had given 
away more free sheet music than they actually sold for May. It Is only 
a temporary ban for this and next month admittedly, but It Is an 
economic necessity considering the cost of music printing nowadays. 



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it in your scrap book. If you want a consecu- 
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are accredited agencies. 



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Agenoj 

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BeeUer & Jacobs 

Suite 307 
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Helen Murphy 

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Burt CortelyoD 

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Agency 

Suite 504 
Loop End Bldg. 



Tom Powell 

Agency 

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Earl & O'Brien 

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BURLESQUE 



Friday, June 10, 1921 



BURLESQIB "OPEN SHOP" 
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Walk-Out at Miner's Bronx on Barney Gerard's 
Scenic Reconstruction — B. P. A. Preparing 

Contracts. > 



The Initial move in the way of a 
counter offensive against the Bur- 
lesque Producers' Association, the 
recently formed organization of 
producers whose shows will play 
the Columbia wheel next seasoli. 
was taken by Theatrical Protective 
Union No. 1, Tuesday afternoon, 
-When a delegate from the local 
etage hands* union called a strike of 
eeveral I. A. T. S. E. members who 
were working on tne reconstruction 
of several scenic sets for Barney 
Gerard at Miner's Bronx theatre. 
The scenery which caused the 
walk -out was purchased by Gerard 
of Flo Ziegfeld several weeks ago 
and originally formed the scenic 
equipment of Ziegfeld's last sea- 
son's ♦•Follies." 

The local stage hands' union's 
action in calling the strike on the 
Gerard scenic Job was In the nature 
of a retaliatory measure against 
Gerard because of his membership 
in the Burlesque Producers' Asso- 
ciation and that organization's an- 
nounced plan of operating its 
shows on an "open shop" basis 
next season. The fact that the 
work was being done in Miner's 
Bronx also entered into the stage 
hands' union's strike action, Miner's 
holding membership in the National 
Association of Burles<lue Theatre 
Owners, composed of houses play- 
ing the Columbia shows, and, like 
the B. P. A., having taken a stand 
for the "open shop" next season. 

The B. P. A. Is preparing an "open 
' »hop" contract which will be the 
official contractural form whereby 
musicians and stage hands wiH be 
engaged by P. B. A. members next 
season. The contract is scheduled 
to be ready for issuance within the 
next two weeks. The B. P. A., 
which was formed fundamentally 
for the purpose of dealing with the 
"open shop" plan, ia to become a 
permanent body, Incorporation pa- 
pers having been drawn to that end 
and slated to be filed this week. 
Meet Twice Weekly. 
Twice weekly meetings are now 
the regular order with the B. P. A. 
Committee, the whole organization 
meeting additionally onco a week. 
Already planned for next season 
are several progressive Ideas, 
among thera a clearing house for 
chorus girls. This will be separate 
from tho American Burlesque As- 
sociation's ciioristcrs' clearing house, 
announced last week. Tlie salary 
of chorus girls employed by the 
B. P. A. producers has been set at 
$30 weekly. No commissions will 
be charged. The clearing house will 
serve as a replacement bureau, 
thoroughly trained girls being kept 
in New York as a reserve squad, in 
case of substitutions being neces- 
sary while a show is on the road. 
Tho B. P. A. also plans to effect 
arrangements with hotels along the 
Columbia route, whereby a rate will 
be given to companies operated by 
its members. While, the liet of ho- 
tels with which arrangements will 
be made will be sent to all B. P. A. 
companie.s, it will rest with the In- 
dividual whether he or she will stop 
at that particular hotel, there Ire- 
Ing no compulsion In th3 plan, the 
whole idea being to stop overcharg- 
ing on the part of ^lotola to bur- 
leMiuers that has obtained in the 
past two or three years. 

Another important move will be 
the cstabli.shment of transfer com- 
panies In New York, Chicago and 
Boston. A separate corpo tion hrs 
been formed fur this purpose. Witli 
its own transfer companies, the B. 
P. A. plans to overcome any diffl- 
culty that might be expected to 
arise in the cities mcnaonc. tn the 
matter of transportation, through 
the institution of the "open shop" 
plan next season. Th transfer 
companies will be controlled by the 
B. P. A., but will be managed by 
outside individuals, the' t. nsftr 
concerns doing a general trucking 
business, in addition to its biir- 
Ifsque business, but giving bur- 
lesque hauling the preference in 
every instance. The plans call for 



six motor trucks in Chicago, six in 
Boston and a larger number to 
cover the Greater New York terri- 
tory. 

Insurance. 

All B. P. A. members' shows will 
be insure<' against robbery by the 
organization. A conference between 
the B. P. A. and National Associa- 
tion of Burlesque Theatre Owners 
will be held shortly, at which the 
sanitary conditions ol dressing 
rooms and back stage accommodi.- 
tlons generally will be inquired 
Into, with a view to correcting any- 
thing that might be found in need 
of betterment. 

The B. P. A, will also have a trav- 
eling committee that will report on 
all shows produced by B. P. A. 
members. In this way, it Is planned 
to eliminate the habit of some pro- 
ducers in the past of allowing their 
shows to fall below specifications. 
The committee will work along the 
lines of the Columbia Censor Com- 
mittee in the past. 

Each producer holding B. P. A. 
membership will be called upon to 
submit his next season's book to 
the headquarters of the organiza- 
tion, prior to the starting of re- 
hearsals. A committee especially 
appointed to handle this matter, 
will look o«er the various books, 
with a view to eliminating dupli- 
cated bits and scenes. A Board of 
Arbitration whi v*eclde on questions 
of priority of any scene or bit in 
di;^putc. "- 

Another Innovation announced 
will be the establishment of a fund 
for disabled choristers, to be ad- 
ministered under the joint super- 
vision of the B. P. A., National A's- 
sociation of Burlesque Theatre 
Owners and Burlesque Club. 

John J. O'Connor is In charge of 
the B. P. A. publicity bureau. 

At the headquarters of the B. P. 
A. It was stated Wednesday the 
producers had already been in 
receipt of three times as many ap- 
plications for positions as stage 
hands and musicians as would be 
needed to man the shows next sea- 
son. 

Preference would be given to ex- 
service men by the B. P. A. in sign- 
ing up stage hands and mubicians, 
it was said. 




HIP PREPARATIONS CALLED OFF; 
POP VAUDEVILLE SUBSTITUTE 



Stage Hands' Demands Stop Producer Dillingham— » 

General Curtailment of Productions — Six Weeks^ 
Preparation Required. 



FIVE OFF AMERICAN. 



DAVE ROTH 

214th Consecutive Week of iv^lth 
Greatef vaudeville. A big sensation- 
al hit at Keith's Bushwick, Brooklyn 
this week (June 6). Then (June 
13) Keith's, Phlla., and Keith's, 
Washington (June 20). 

My success is due to the interest 
shown in my offering by MR. 
HARRY T. JORDAN, I am grateful 
to him as well as MR. EDWARD 
V. DARUNG. I take this means of 
thanking them. 



Annual Meeting Does It — Officers 
Re-elected. 
Five houses on the American 
wheel last season were dropped off 
of next season's route at the annual 
meeting Filday. The ho ses are in 
Toronto, Johnstown, Altoona, New- 
ark and New Bedford. 
• The present officers were re-elect- 
ed. They are I. H. Herk, president; 
Dr. Lathrop, vice-president; Geo. 
C. Gallagher, secretary and treas- 
urer. The board of directors also 
succeed themselves. 



OFFICEKS RE-ELECTED 

The annual meeting and election 
of officers and directorate of the 
Columbia Amusement Co., was held 
Thursday, June 2. The executive 
officers remain the same as during 
the past fiscal year, J. Herbert 
Mack, piesident; Jules Hurtlg, 
vice president; Bam A. Scribner, 
secretary and general manager; 
and Rudolph K. Hynicka, treasurer, 
having been re-elected. 

The directorate also remains the 
same, the following being re- 
elected: J. Herbert Mack, Sam A. 
Scribner, R. K. Hynicka, Jules 
Hurtig, Chas. A. Waldron, Wm. S. 
Cambell, John J. Jermon, Leon 
Laskl, Gus Hill. Leon Laskl as 
heretofore is the Columbia's legal 
advisor. 

Annual meetings of the several 
allied theatrical corporations con- 
trolling houses and shows playing 
the Columbia wheel were held the 
same day (June 2). 



ARBESTEI) m KANSAS CITY 

Kansas City, June 8. 
Mrs. Helen Miller, said to have 
I been a member of the "Big Wonder 
Show" on the Columbia circuit last 
season, was arrested here this week 
In connection with a $2,000 fur coat, 
supposed to have been stolen. The 
coat was found In the girl's apart- 
ments. She claims that it was se- 
cured from George Evans, a no- 
torious gunman, just prior to his 
being shot to death here a few 
months ago. The case is being In- 
vestigated by the police, who have 
possession of the coat. 



ARTISTS' FORUM. 



BURLESaUE CHANGES. 

"Razzle Dazzla" (American) has 
been retitled "Harum Scarum" for 
next season. Edgar Blxley and Sam 
MIcals will be the featured comica 
Others engaged are Madlyn W^orth, 
Charlotte Milburn, Le Viva, George 
Wright and Harry Leff. 

Matt Kolb has written a new bock 
for Peck & Jennings' "Jazz Babies." 
Kolb will produce the show. 

Helen Fordyce for Hastings' 
"Knick Knacks." 



PITTSBURGH STOCK CLOSES 

The Burlesque stock company 
which George Jafte pla:od in the 
Academy of Music, Pittsburgh, fol- 
lowing the termination of the regu- 
lar American wheel season, closed 
Saturday, after six weeks. 

The Academy will remain dark 
until the opening of the buiiesque 
season when it will resume with 
the American wheel shows. 



BARNEY GERARD^S FUMS 

The product of the Barney Gerard 
Film Comedies concern, now In 
process of Incorporation, will be 
two reelers, starring Tommy (Bozo) 
Snyder, featured comic with Ger- 
ard's "Some Show" on the Ameri- 
can wheel. 

Two more are in course of prep- 
aration. 



Colorado Springs, June 1. 

Editor Variety:— "Last Night." a 
musical tabloid, running 24 minutes, 
was selected by Bert Lavand to 
close the Empress, Denver, show of 
seven acts last week,- following a 
local soldier band, that played 
about 10 selections and doing about 
40 minutes. 

When "Last Night" came on, the 
audience began a steady walk-out 
and at the finish of the act, what 
few were left, rose as one and 
made for the exits. Earl Cava- 
nough, who has the tag line m the 
act, did not bring the cast on for 
a final bow. The act wa» changed 
for the night performance and put 
in the middle of the bill. 

Saturday night the manager sent 
the salary back with the t: ^asurer, 
deducting for the Monday matinee 
for the entire company. Mr. La- 
vand could not bo found. His ex- 
cuse for deducting was that Mr. 

James Francis, "Last Night" Co. 
Cavanough walked off In the middle 
of the act, which Is untrue, as the 
time sheet the stage manager gave 
us showed that the act ran 23^/^ 
minutes. 

On the bill were Quinn and cfav- 
alry, Marvarehn, Jessie ^Miller, Love 
and Wilbur, Geo. L. Graves and Co. 
James Francis, "Last Night," Co. 



Charles Dillingham has called o(t. 
all preparations for a new show a^ ' 
the Hippodrome for next season. 

It Is understood this decision watf 
arrived at through the attitude of 
the stage hands In demanding an In-< 
crease of salary, with the implied 
threat to call on the Equity Acton* 
Association to enforce demands. 

Arrangements are reported to 
have been made to reopen the house 
September 15, with a policy of fea^ 
ture pictures, supplemented by van-* 
devllle, and that this policy will not 
be regarded by the Keith office as 
opposition, which may indicate a 
booking arrangement. 

The only act definitely contracted 
for appearance at the Hippodrome 
when this decision was arrived at 
was Foklne, the dancer, who is 
under a 10 weeks' contract, with an 
option for a further period. 

Other producing managers are 
understood to be adopting a slmilai^! 
policy — notably A. H. Woods, who 
had 28 shows running last season 
and who Is now only committed at 
present to produce two new attrao* 
tions the coming seaaon. 

The producing managers take tb4 
stand that stage hands are the only,^ 
laboring class asking an increase of, 
the wage scale, while on the con-*' 
trary practically all other workers 
are accepting material wage re^* 
ductions. 

While no concerted action has yet 
been taken by all the theatrical proV 
ducers, It seems to bo definitely un« 
derstood the number of productlona. 
will be materially curtailed untll^ 
such time aa an adjustment has 
been arrived at with the stage 
hands' unions. The only two man-«^. 
agerlal combinations which have 
thus far declared unequivocally tor 
an "open shop" are the burlesque 
managers and the Touring Man^ 
agers' Association. Others are «r<« 
pected to take similar action befoNi 
the reerular fall season opens. 

A new show for the Hlppodn^ 
could not possibly be made read^ 
In less than six weeks, so that, xm-* 
less an adjustment can be ma44 ^ 
within the next fortnight the rtff-« 
ular Hippodrome spectacle produc* 
tlon could not open in August, sS 
in the seasons past. 




B. A. LEVINE HAS RECOVERED 
B. A. Levine, owner of the Grand, 
Trenton, has recovered from a two 
months' illness. 



BURLESaUE CLUB SHOW 

Loncy Haskell will be master of 
ceremonies of tho Burlesque Club 
benefit show at the Columbia Sun« 
day night (June 12). 

There will be an ensemble number 
made up of prima donnas and in« 
genues and star comics of both 
wheels will be seen in specially 
written bits and scenes. 

Among the old time burlesquert 
listed for appearance are Bickel, 
Watson and Wrothe, Harry F0S4 
and Leo Errol. 

The first fifteen rows of the CO'* 
lumbia are scaled at $5 a scat. 



IN LONDON 



By IVAN P. GORE 



London, May 25. 
Humor is busy with the financial 
condition of a certain firm of man- 
ager* who having tried the monopo- 
list game and swamped the country 
with touring companies now said 
to be looking at the future through 
hri)cr>??ird eyi^s. Th»rt* &."«• otMere in 
the smmc unstable boat and the old 
•established touring companies which 
have been crowded off the road are 
chuckling and looking forward to 
the return of the good old days when 
a drama could run forever, giving 
its artists fifty-two wteks in the 
your. 



PRIDE OF THE PACIFIC 

While no (Into hns offirlnlly boon pet. It is ponerally undofstood that 
the battlo f»»r tho wisp-wclght rhanipionship Ixtwetn Young Hlock and 
Kid I'rlce will be staged some lime this summer, itrobably in a Broad- 
way arena. 

YounK Block is already in training, nreording to hi? manager. Papa 
Block, and from tho same source pays the Ilroadway lioarcat will go in 
the rinj? a little under weight, but is eontidrnt of slipping the k. o. to the 
I'ride if tho rarifir. Kid I'rico ia here phown with his tr.iin<r, (^uy 
Price, critic of tho I^on Angeles "llerahl," ami his sparring partner, Will 
Kogers, who once npiH^arvd in Ziogy's "Fctllii .m,' 

The snapshot was taken during a training respite at the Goldwyn 
Studio in Culver City, Cal. 



The present lessee* of the Ken- 
nington which Ernest H. Uolls tried 
to bring up to the status ol a We ' 
bJnd house have discovered that th« 
films do not necessarily mean a gold 
mine and vaudeville is now an im- 
portant factor in the program. The 
Talaco goes on learning the les.^^nn 
an<l vaudeville becomes inoie and 
more prominent there, program by 
program. 



Ia a remarkable one. probably the 
finest and most expensive ever sent 
out with touring revue — Clarice 
Mayne, Elsie Prince. Yvonne Dulac, 
Wallace Lupino, George Gregory 
and Arthur Margetson bel i;; in .*• 
The Palace Girls are also in th« 
show which Is written by Elsie .Tanis 
and Lauri Wy lie, (Jus ^'ohlke is tha*! 
producer, and James W. Tate and 
Julian Wylie have acted as pencral 
supervif^.ors. How many troupe* 
known as I'alace Clirls are there and 
are any of the girls gratul -children 
of tho ladies who were in tlic MS 
noise at the Palace, -it seems ages 



J. E. A'edrenne upon whom >- 
serious operation was jierffirmcd a 
few weeks .1^0 ia i»n>v:ressing 
well that he will .shortly be 
to leave the nur.sing homo* 



80 

able 



T'nd»t«rred V>y conditions and the 
possibility of liaving to carry *heir 
"props" from town to town and 
play )»y the light of "fardt n dipn." 
"The Folliefe of lj>2r' have ;tart<Hl 
(a long lour at BlaokoouL The lu^i 



Herbert PTifton op. n« .1 at XeW 
Cross Empire on May !♦> ami w*-'"' 
vt?ry well. Allhouph an ^'.nplishman 
Clifton found fame in Ani»rl<'a ana 
has not appeared in lliis country 
f-'ince his rise. 



daughter 



of 
at 



Emily Brooke, the 
Sir <;eorK^;^^?r,ooke. M rt.. v. I'o if 
pies^'Ut i»ln:,itig the heroji' iTi "i''Ull 
(.Continued on raL'«' '•'''>) 



Friday, June 10, 1921 



EDITORIALS 



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VOL.LXIII- 



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No. S 



NEXT SEASON. 

TH« ••aton endttd and th« summer to paaa have beMi settled upon 
bjr th« theatre. The season passed had a dlsavtrous finish for all box- 
ofRces, and there is no hope the summer will be anjr better tot those 
houses remaining open. A large majority of the speaklni^ stage theatres 
ran to the dark before the summer really started, not caring to chance 
losing more money in what looked to be an Impossible condition viewed 
from any angle. 



CABARETS. 



Federal officers have made no ar< 
rests in New York State for viola- 
tions of the Volstead act since 75 
per cent, of the dry forco was laid 
off. three weeks ago. The 33 agents 
retained are checking > permits, 
gathering information and acting on 
complaints. If they happen to dis* 
cover anyone breaking the booze law 
they will haul him in, but the 
aleuths are not traveling aroun ' 
with this purpose in view. As a re- 
sult of their forced inictivlty boose 
is flowing in some citieij as freely .a 
water ir. the ocean. The |200,000 
prohibition appropriation in the de- 
llciency bill has been approved by 
the Senate and House of Represent- 
atives. There are ^thrr features of 
the measure, however, which must 
': be settled in conference by commit- 
tees from both bodies, and it is 
doubtful If the*money will be avail- 
able much before July 1. when the 
new fiscal year begins. 



It's next season that's troubling all theatredom. Many are saying, if 
next aeason opens as lant season closed, what is going to happen? No 
one knows.. Buc several are not *^ackward in expressing their idea the 
opening of next season will exhibit very little Improvement over the 
present situation. Some are qualified showmen who state this belief. 
Other showmen, equally as expert, claim the show business can not 
come back within another season. They admit there will be a gradual 
return, in point of attendance, but point to general conditions as gov- 
erning, and say the general conditiona will require as much time to read- 
Just as they did to get Into their abnormal allgrnmmt that resulted in 
an outright slump shortly after New Year's when the unemployed were 
talked about. 



Lower admissions, less shows, less everything in fact it seems from 
the way show people are talking, will be necessary to bring about 
normalcy at the boxofflce. Optimists, they are called, who venture to 
asaert the return will not be later than December 1; that it will start 
with the first cool wave of the fall and work upwards. Even that date may 
spell ruin for many small circuits or houses which can not stand a 
further loss, notwithstanding what the profit may have been in the 
melon time. One statement, however, is ever ready; that those man- 
agers who can weather this depression as. long as It may last will be 
established forever as possessing a financial foundation. 



All managements are skimpily preparing for next season. Those with 
a fixed policy that carries a standard overhead charge cannot see an 
out of any decided dimensiohs. In the days, when the going was fine. 
I increases were met with a smile. Some increases were voluntarily in- 
creased on top of the demand and. while business kept up, it was 
lovely. But with business drooping and the overhead standing unmoved, 
the managements were confronted with a situation not single to the- 
atricals only, but which every line of business experienced during the war. 



TOMMY'S TATTLES 

By THOMAS J. GRAY 

The blockade seaaon la now on along Broadway. It takea anyone in 
show business two hours to pass a given point. 

If all actors went half as good while they are working as they do 
when they're laying off. there would be more stars in the theatrical 
sky. 

A new definition of an optimist Is a comedian who thinks he ia golnfc 
to gret a good part in a muaiCAl revue. 

Yowl Hall.— The friends of J. Alexander Jambon. who !s training hard 
every day for his coming season, were very much encouraged by hla 
work out yesterday. Their first word of cheer came, when they heard 
the name of his show had been changed from "Kicked By Fate" to "Mid- 
night" Thla waa done by the management to lesaen the printing bll4 
He arose yesterday morning at 5 a. m. and was on the street five mi^i 
tjtes after that This Is known as his -Dodging-the-Landlady'* stei^ 
which he doea very well. He then looked in the window of aeverat 
restaurants to improve his sight. He punched his second act scenes 
for two hours, 'at the finish of which the author gave hla script a good 
rub down. He then shadow -boxed four minutes with his makeup, pay- 
ing particular attention to the cold cream. At lunch time ha posed for 
the Pathe Weekly, unknown to himselC. however, as they happened Km 
catch him In a crowd that was watching a parade. Hla afterroon worK 
consisted In dodging his lines in the tk'-^ act His manager, after 
hearing the first four lines, told him to stay out of the third act and 
wait for the fourth. This proves that the old boy is right down to hid 
stage wait 



Summer days used to bring revivals. 
it would be survivals. 



This summer looks as thougJd 



The authorities at Washington 
had a fine legal question to decide 
last week as the result of seizure 
by revenue men of a building on 
the Canadian border line. i:i which 
a quantity of liquor was found dur- 
ing a joint raid by Canadian and 
United States officials. The booze 
was discovered in a section of the 
house which rested on Dominion 
soil and waa therefore confls .ted 
by that country's ofllcera. United 
States officials then took possession 
of the building un'icr a section of 
the Federal law which says that if 
dutiable merchandise on which 
duties have not been paid. Is found 
under such circumstances. 



''People will be hungry for a show" Is heard, meaning the now season. 
But when people don't get hungry for picture shows at low prices or 
other shows at high prices, there's no telling what their appetites may 
l)e next season. If it's a matter of admission scale only, that can be 
met but if it Is that the people have concluded to save thtir thtatre 
money, or have no theatre money to spend or save, who will be abU- to 
solve that? ^ 



It it predicted this summer will be the worst theatrically New York 
has known in a couple of decades. That means nothing now. for it has 
been discounted. It is looked for and there will be no disappointment. 
Not only with the theatre Itself, but with all allied trades, naturally. 
But whether times will change in the late fall or it will require another 
season Is an opinion only at present, that the days will tell as they move 
forward. 



maddest of Jazz c.ances seen for a 
long time. Scarcely had his feet 
stopped when Mary Thomas, clad In 
a clinging gown of rich gold cloth 
the I and carrying a bouquet o: ^ari- 



building shall be "seized Vind dis- 
posed of according to law and the 
building forthwith taken down or 
moved." It was decided at the 
Capitol City that the American half 
may be torn down, but the fate of 
the Canadian half is as yet un- 
known. The house was a few 
miles from Malone, N. Y. 



Patsy Kline* one of the leading 
featherweights a few years a ro, is 
now running a cabaret back of New- 
ark. He is said to be well set finan- 
cially and socially. Kline sw: pped 
punches with Abe Attell four pr five 
times when the latter was cham- 
pion. 



A new restaurant fad is the put- 
nnd-take top spinning game. Res- 
taurants from the popular priced to 
the better class type most always, 
these days, find a party engaging in 
this mild form of gambling for odd 
coins between courses. It came 
East from the West. 



colored balloons, stepped majestic- 
ally out amongst those present and 
swept into one of Koehler's musical 
portions of the show. Behind her 
followed the Marigold Aeronauts, 
squad upon squad of young women 
clad in elabdrate costumes, the 
skirts of which carried out the bal- 
loon idea, and each one equipped 
with a handful of bouncing balloons. 
Hardly had the large audience ac- 
customed itself to the beauty of the 
Aeronaut ensemble than the cur- 
tains opened again and the Eight 
Kate* Simmons Dancers were with 
us. Eight kiddles— they looked like 
kiddies — romped down into a hollow 
square formed by the Marigold Girls 
and proceeded to dance their way 
into the hearts of all present. Then 
forth stepped Dorothy Lang. The 
moment the crowd beheld her dainty 
figure posing for ^ Irlef second on 
the stage success was hers. And 



Bill Kurth Is now manager of the 
Blossom Heath Inn, on the Merrick 
road. Bill promoted and originally 
opened the place with the Suss- 
kinds. , ':.; ^ ■:■■ ■ ■ 



Arthur Hunter, the cabaret pro- 
ducer, left for Montreal this week 
to establish an office there. 



Joan Sawyer will be' the at- 
traction at the Alamac Hotel, At- 
lantic City, with Paul L. Spechfs 
Society Entertainers this week. 



such dancing! Miss Lang comes 
from Akron — she certainly gives 
every evidence of being made of 
rubber. Another ensemble number. I 
this time "The Military Band.' with 
Hazel Kirk as the drum major. 
With a silvered baton Miss Ivlrk 
led on her army of 20-odd Marigold 
Beauties, in brllliai.t. abbreviated 
attire and bandsmen's bonnets that 
added two or thr^^e feet to their 
height. Each beauty carried a drun^ 
and as they marchtt around the 
fioor they demonstra(?d the drums 
were for practical use. "I^ipe 
Dreams" Is a lavish ensemble num- 
bac Chinese in its atmosphere. 
Again in tl)iB number the Simr ons 
Kiddies added their touch of dainti- 
ness. Ruth Etting. the petite In- 
genue, Is a f nd, a vivid little body 
who syncopate-s, warbles and stabs 
her material over like a veteran. 
She's got a way with" her. Billy and 
Billle Taylor (a different Blllie Tay- 
lor) did more than their share to 
add quality to an ^ntertainm^t 
that waa already overflowing with 
quality. 



It's almost time for someone to announce that, next seaaon will !>• 
the greatest, etc., etc. It will be the greatest seaaon for — well, ws ar* 
afraid to say what we think, but you will be sure to hear^^ ^ 

Prohibition gag^a. 

Jazz bands. 

The Something-or-Other Blues. 

American playwrights are going back. 

American playwrights are coming forward. 

American playwrights are standing stilt 

Drama is getting worse. 

Drama is getting better. 

There is no Art in the Moviesk 

The Movies are THE art. 

Film stars, who never spoke, will return to the speaking stage. 

We need censors. ' ^ \ 

We don't need censors. 

Vaudeville is better than ever. 

Chorus girls are scarce. 

"Johns" are scarcer. 

College boys marry actresses. 

Actresses divorce college boys. 

BUT 

But what are we going to do about those Oerman Films t 



Government could make a lot of money by taxing the imported Alms 
according to the dialect used by the actors in them. 



English actor has discovered a new way to take bows. We could kW% 
him a list of names that can beat his idea, and we say this without even 
knowing what his idea is. , 



The ranks of the Fourth of July AntI -Volstead parade are swelling 
every day. The organizer of It announces that the first rule fur march- 
ers is "No staggering." 



If anybody can get by that rule they will liave quite a crowd. 
There will be no rehearsal. 



FRILLS AND FASHIONS 

By ALICE MAC 



INSIDE STUFF 

ON LEGIT 

Ijouise Mcintosh Rogers, a well known cha. cter comedienne, will 
conduct a summer school for acting at Peterbort, N. H., twelve yoxxnt^ 
actresses being in thMplass. She has taken as a text book a one .cene 
dramatic study ^callea" Vice Versa" or "Acliona Sp«-ak Loudct Tlian 
Words." The idea of the playlet is that actions reinforce the lines iind 
really action contrary to the lines Is called for. "Vice Versa" was written 
by Willard Holcom'b, who has worked upon It on and off for ten years. 
Mr. Holcomb is a publicity agent He waa formerly critic of the Wash- 
ington Post and has written several plays among them "Her Last Re- 
hearsal," also dramatizing "St. ^mo," "Lorna Doone" and "Iah llle.'* 
Miss Rogers' school has arranged for two bills of playlets at the Peter- 
boro Town Hal* during the summer. "Vice Versa" has been n^lected 
as one of the piece for the new I*etlt theatre, Paris. 



The Marigold, Chicago, has a 
show — a great show — and one that 
means the summer heat will not 
bother the hight blooming Chica^fo- 
ans while there are taxis to take 
him, her or them to Broadway and 
Grace street. Ernie Young and his 
associates have woven an entertain- 
ment that is entertainii.ent plus. 
Ted Kochlcr and Isham Jones have 
done themselves proud on musical 
scores for which they are respon- 
sible. Taking it altogether. "The 
Passing I*arade" will be long in 
pa.ssiiig. and it's some parade. 

Just prospecting for chicken — in 
the club sandwich — when I.><ham 
Jones' orchestra started something, 
the footlights began to - ew and 
the curtain was Kwepl. aside. Down 
the st.iirs da^iiod lJill> T*iylor. der- 
by, cigar and all, and he instantly 
proceeded to make the half acre 
danre floor look like a .size nine vos- 
tihulc with the t;pe(d of his .«Jtep- 
ping.Kor three fast, furious min- 
"tes he outfriscood l-Ylsco in Iho 



Really good was the bill at Loew's American, first half, headed by 
Elixal)eth Soltl & Co. Mi.ss Solti has a voice of high range and is not 
far behind with her dancing. Her first appearance (Spanish) was In a 
very full frock of pale yellow satin trimmed with thres rows of blacl^ 
fringe and pink rose.i. The bodice wew plain and had a' ba.sque effect. 
Miss Solti's pink chiffon with numerous tucks hung rather badly. Last 
worn was blue georgette with wbite feathers at the hem, looking a trifle 
soiled. The long waisted top was of silver cloth. 

Miss CoVey (Dutel and Covey) although she naakes nuiny grimaces is 
quite pleasing to the eye, especially In her gown of iridescent sequins 
veiled over pink. The hat of jade green feathers gave the gown a striking 
appearance. Pantaloons made quite full were of pale mauve silk, attached 
to a bodice of silver sequkis. bands of mauve gems were twined around 
"the leg. This couple were not shy in taking their bows, and could easily 
come under the head of stealing them. 

TMe Aerial .Sj^v.-rr.aki ?3 wlio- did tricks ;<wlngli\5 riiJ.ss. war? wihit^ 
tights with silver spangled belts. 



Dorotlu\i Sadler's jOcetch. "Satire of 1001." at the 81ft Stre-t Theatre. 
icminiN one of the iJronson and Baldwin net, where, in yca»'s to cnme. 
it will be the man who remains at hom^'. In Miss .Sadler's play hit, all 
concerned In it were Inclined to shout too mueh. Miss Sadler w;us 
striking in her cerise cloak that had an over layer of .silvei. Tho t,'o\vn 
oi i)aniK' velvet was of the cerise, with liny bows of brilliant dottrd 
all over the place. The gown was open at each side. nli'AVJtJi; silk 
fringe to show throuqh. The other wf man wore .^nxr- hlii.' vatin, wi'h 
the ovorskirt falling into points edged with net. A iaitf • bow hunt; in 
front of the waist, studded wlih briliiantn. 

Miss I'lirt fl.i^lud a C'>upT?^ of good-lo«>king gowns. The first of metal 
(loth of many col'-rs look»»d like a ;»atvh work"d quilt, hut was hand- 
.«^ome neveithi'-iss. The lar.Te j^klsjie h.at of red. tritnnt'd with ;frares. 
wa:^ oil that wr**? n< .v.:-sar\' to comitl-.-lc tii t; a!trae'.:Vc t-cliiL A \vM'». asid 
Mark cape of .BeiV'Jr.s wa.-- rmi'MiflcMtt, ard yln»wfd th it Miss Kllnt Kn* w 
a thing or two al>oi;t cloth??, pnd hi-r chai li:cu':c frojk, with its pattern of 
pink roi^esi. was proof to that fact. 



Harry an<l Cra^e EU^sworth last at the I'alaee. in a revn*». are l.a<M<. 
but this time on ilu-ir lonesome. CJraco wore foni*- dr-.'-snea that were quite 

, . •: (Continued on page ^1} . . 



At the opening of a new musical comedy In New York, recently, th* 
Instructions to the spot-light operator were to put a spot on the como<liam 
ar.d keep it on him. This was not done, and the stage-manager telephon(>d 
the operator to wake up. The operator wanted to know what was wrong. 
The stage-manager said, "You were ordered to spot the comedian; you 
didti't do it.** The operator answered, "I didn't know he w.i8 tlie 
comedian." ■■■■'' ■"•"'.■■■£ ■ .'o-/;';.: ,.;v .f 



While rehearsing ohe of -the several soprano leads tried out for a biyr 
show now In th<» course of production, the English husband-manager of 
the tentative prima donna protested to the manager that one of the sup- 
porting players was mugging. The manager said the mugging was 
ordered and would stand. The husband said tho prima would be \*'\y 
much put out over it and added: "If you keep it in it will hurt her 
perfornmnce. You know, a discontented canary can't sing." "Kut hhe 
cifj fly.' i-:ai,d.tbe mrtUiVKer— and she did* 



it''.:-fr.r::xS: 



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"Mecca" 1.^ due to op'^n in London. September 2. Reports from English 
rai.ital with the regular news cables that Ihe cenuor has forbid tho 
title, evtdaining that it might offend Mohammedans, is regarded as li-'^diy. 
To .-hcAiiun tlio fact these reports were sent out just after Morris Cf»'.'*t 
.'.riivrd in 1 England, gives the censor iStory a smart angle of press work. 
Mr. f.c.^t U: considered one of tho best "cookers" of press stunts among 
Die Jlroa.luay managers. He went abroiid without Will Pa;ie That 
Ihe pair talked over the censor story bifr»re the nianajTcr Ml t ■>' -n is 
abra.t an even bet. Oscar Asho wrote "Mecca" but wlioUicr la* will 
.'».I»;(;m- in it depends on the run of "Chu Cliin Chow" in wliirl. lu- Im 
Htlll i»?ayin« and which is now rcrorir-d ending i»s r*^ in -rkal-'e run. That 
"•Jhu" ii nnlbhing Is regarded as a sign of bad conditiona in l^ondon. 



Th- 
fifan 



Charle.M K. Champlln rep company was m.iklr.r: a ji:nj,» Ta^^ woc!c 
Wi .Nily, It. I., to Tarrytowr;, ,\. Y., %v:i.»j fn*^ n.anapri lnvink? 



railnad 
a 



tltkets fi#r the cTitli".' cornfany 



At train tirrie not a single 
in<jnTar at.p'are.l vvitli the mat.'.; • r in n o-'aadary as to ihfir wh»rc- 
al>o.:;. li • loci;.. I Cl.amidin vh;^ w.'.m to 1. :\f r ade fh'- trip by I'lto 
and r ' 1 '^d .al'O-it tho r "nipaiy. IT.* was inlornvd *h.»' five new anto- 
mobilr • had ju.st been de.'ivrr*d to m.' tn'-ers aad •'! intended to make 
the tnii by road. The company is made iift ahnost entirely of mirrltd 
eounleH a**^ ha« b<(ui out fottv-two we* k9. 



12 



LEGITIMATE 



Friday, June 10, 1921 



EQUITY'S ANNUAL MEETING AT 
ASTQR HELD NOTHING EVENTFUL 



■:r •. 



Formal Re election of Officers — Members Vote to 
Donate One-eighth of Week's Salary Each 
Thanksgiving — 99 Employes on Pay Roll. 



The annual meeting of the Actor»' 
Equity Association was held at the 
Hotel Astor, New York, last Frifln.y. 
It was attended hy , between 700 
and 800 members. ' 

Nothing of Iniporlande came up 
during the meeting, which lasted 
about, three hours. The officers 
headed jy John Emerson, presidei.t. 
were formally re-elected witholjt 

opposition. 

It was resolved during the after- 
noon that on each Thanksgiving 
the members should donatei one- 
eighth of a week's salary to the or- 
ganization. No distinction was 
made as to the actors who might 
giye an extra performance on that 
day or those who migh*: not. 

Equity's tqtal assets amount to 
$132,269.66, a gain of $19,764.28 over 
the year previou.s, it was stated. 

The list of employes on the 
weekly pay roll of the Equity was 
read, with 25 employes in the New 
York headquarters, 47 traveling 
deputies, 6 Interchangeable em- 
p?oyes between the San Francisco 
and Los Angeles ofUces, 5 at Kan- 
sas City (which territory takes in 
Chicago), 5 in the Moving Pic- 
ture branch, and 4 in the Chorus 
^Iquity. 

In addition, Paul Turner, the 
Equity's attorney in New York, was 
listed as having seven assi.'^tants, 
giving a total of 99 employes. 



ZIEGFELD OPENING AT 
APOLLO, ATL. CITY 



At Globe Her^ with $10 Top 
for Premiere. 



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TAX INVESTIGATION 
STARTING JUNE 15 



Atlantic City. June 8. 
Ziegfeld's "Follies" will open here 
at the Apollo Thursday night of 
next week. The company arrived 
here Saturday and will rehearse 
until the premiere. Usually the 
"Follies" has a week here. The 
revue will open at the Globe, New 
York, June 21, playing but three 
nights and one matinee here. 



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DESPITE urns SHOW AT HIR 



BURNS AND LYNN 

Breaking all records (golf) with 
AL JOLSON breaking all records 
with ''SINBAD." Permanent ad- 
dress: 222 East 188th St,, New York. 



'^MUSKETEERS" SUITS 



City Has Been Zoned— Super- 
visor's Visit. 

The second annual tax drlre wtH 
ho stMited by Federal agents June 
15. ThP- nnratter of special taxes 
will bo investigated. Special taxes 
take in all taxes outside income 
taxes and include admission, lux- 
ury, l"e crf^nm and other taxes pr<^» 
vided for in the law. 

A F(deral agent stated that, since 
the drive of last summer, the city 
has been zoned, with mm assigned 
to watch each territory. lie be- 
lieved, thertfore, that the drive 
which starts next Wednesday will 
not result in discovering as much 
mon<y due the (Government as last 
year. Tho\igh, at least, half the 
]• Ultimate theatres woulil be closed 
at the time of the drive, the Federal 
a^f >its have been ordered to inves- 
tig^tte during the summer, when 
bu.sincss is at low el-b, because the 
merchant and manat,'cr wa.s less 
liable, to be disturbed in his busi- 
nc£-3. 

It jwas said this week the- Syracu.<=i.e 
S(|uad of admission tax exports 
would not start until June 15. along 
with the general drive, although 
it was not denied that several 
hotises would be penalized for not 
collet ting the Utx according to the 
revenue law regulations. 

Mystery surrounds the visit herr 
from Wasliinpton of a tax supcrvl- 
.•-t»r, who is in no way connected 
vith Collector Edwards' otTlce. This 
ofTlrinl 1-; reprtrt'. d to have assessed 
rj jrr','\>;' f«f titi'-Kt »!;t>n!'-i--s, t!io liesi- 
alty in one case bfing said to be 
around $20,000. Agency men admit- 
t»d that assessments were made, but 
claimid none had brcii paid. One 
report l)a<l it, that the assossjnents 
were based on a four-year, period, 
whereas the law, eff' ctive April, 
5010, automatically nullifUd the 
previous law. It is belli vcd the as- 
srs.vments made by the supervisor 
were compiled on a faulty basis, and 
led to ilu asscssment.'j being unpaid. 



Not until last week was It def- 
initely decided to open out of town, 
the first plan calling for a "cold" 
start at t.ie Globe. First night 
prices in the latter house for the 
Broadway premiere will be $10 top, 
as last year at the New Amsterdam. 

The full cast announced is Ray- 
mond Hitchcock, Vera Mlchelena, 
Ray Dooley, Mary Katon, Mary Mil- 
burn, Florence O'Denishawn, Mary 
Lewis, Van and Schenck, W. C. 
Fields, John Clark, O'Donnell and 
Blair, Frank and Albert Innis, Janet 
Stone, Mandel Brothers, Kdna 
Wheaton, Jessie Reed, Perale Gor- 
monde, Fanny Br ice ar.d Germaine 
Mitty. There will be no male 
chorus in this year's "Follies." 

It has been reported that Mandel 
Brothers, listed for "The Follies," 
or William Mandel and Co., as the 
act is known in vaudeville, had been 
engaged under a long term contract 
by the Keith ofiices. 



Actions for Salary Brought Against 
Dennis J. Griffin. * 



As an f\ftermath to the disastrous 
operatic production of "The Three 
Musketeers," at the Manhattan 
Opera House recently, four actions 
have been brought against Dennis 
J. Griftln, supposed to be the backer 
of the venture. The sulta are for 
salaries claimed to be due. The 
plaintiffs are Susan Bonard, -de- 
manding $40; Ernest Knoch, $150; 
Jacob >Iorn, $40; Harry W. Guern- 
sey, $80. 

Frederick E. Goldsmith, for^he 
defendant, claims Grithn loaned the 
real manager of the show som.e 
$50,000, and that he is a creditor 
as are the others. 

The four actions ask today for 
body executions, and Attorney Gold- 
smith contends that "angels" — the- 
atrical or otherwise — belong in 
Heaven and not in jail. 



Grosses $18,000— Felt Attempt Was Made by 
Equity Members in Club to Affect Attendance— s 
George M, Cohan's Speech on A. E, A. 



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EQUITY MISSIONARIES 
ON INDEPENDENT SHOW 



Miss St. Clair in ''Gold Diggers.'* 
IJIyan Tashman loft "The Gold 
Diggtrs" at the Lyceum. 

Marguerite St. Claire replaced 
M ss Tasliman Monday. 



Sherman's All Non^Equities 
Solicited; Mountford Named. 

Chicago, June 8. 

Robert Sherman, who defied the 
Equity and proceeded to put out his 
dramatic tent show 100 per cent, 
non-equity, had several business 
agents visit his show last week. 
Sherman allowed the business 
agents to solicit membership for 
the Equity in his troupe, allowing 
them each 48 hours In which to do 
so. They suc<*eedod In signing 
three of the members, one even go- 
ing so far as to ask Mr. Sherman 
to advance him his first dues. They 
were told that they would be al- 
lowed to finish their contract and 
the show would be unmolested. 

One of the business agents told 
the people he was Instructed to or- 
ganize them, but this met with such 
a cold reception and "so many ob- 
jections it necessitated sending on 
one of the more diplomatic busi- 
ness agents to round up the fal 
tering members. 



CTJRRAN-SHTJBERTS IN L. A. 

San Francisco. June 8. 

A report i<5 current that Homer 
Curran and the Shuberts will be 
associated in the construction of a 
new house In I^os Angeles. 

At present the interests of both 
parties are centralized on the new 
Curran theatre to be erected on 
Geary street, in this city 



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The Actors* Fidelity League ben* 
efit show at the New Amsterdam 
Sunday night grossed about $18,000, 
that estimate including program 
advertising and sale of programs. 

There Is a feeling among Fidelity 
members the Equity element In the 
Lambs Club tried to hurt the FIdel-c 
Ity show through the date of tie" 
Lambs' performance having been 
changed from May 29 to June 5, the 
same Sunday night as the Fidelity 
benefit. The Lambs show, held at 
the Hip, did not affect the Fidelity 
attendance. 

The Fidelity show started at 8:11 
and ran until 1 o'clock Monday 
morning. The only reference to th« 
"Equity Shop'/ was made by George 
M. Cohan, who, after his Specialty, 
delivered a short speech in which 
he called the attention of the audU 
ence to the fact that the perfdnn- 
ftrice that had preceded him had 
been given by actors the Equity 
closed s^iop plan would prevent 
them (the audience) from seeing, !f 
the A. E. A.'a closed shop becomes 
effective. 

Cohan dfd several of his old time 
pop song hits, his daughter, 
Georgette, being called from the au-« 
dlence by her father to play his 
piano accompaniments. Referring 
to his daughter's piano playing ac-< 
complishment, Cohan remarked cas^ 
ually during his turn, "If I want to 
put out a tent show, I am sure of- 
having a leader, anyway." 



MRS. TEARIFS APPEAL 
FAILS OF INCREASE 



Defendant's Brief Which 
Judges Read. 



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ARNDT'S WIDOW WRITING 

Nola Arndt, widow oi I'elix Ariult, 
the songwriter, lia.H written several 
Hpecial numbers for Mary Lewis, to 
be introduced in the "Follies." ■, 

Mr-i. Arndt Is also preparing a 
vaudeville act for ]Mrs. Frank Tin- 
ney, who was to have gone with the 
Frank Fay "Fables." the rehearsals 
for >vl)i. h were rectntly discon- 
i^Uid. 



''IF DREAMS COULD ONLY COME TRUE'' 

BILLY G L A S O N ? 

; V '*JUST SONGS AND SAYINGS'' ■ 

By BILLY GLA^OX and NKAL R. O'HARA, Staff Humorist, N. Y. World and pioston Post 



soNns VY i:.MMY Ai>Kr>riir. 



Direction. LKW f'.OLDKR. 



BAILY'S FULTON LEASE 

The purchase of the Gaiety aiul 

Fulton theatres by A. T>. KiUinp:er 

does not affect the live year lease 

which Oliver D. Baily has on the 

latter house. 

IJaily says he will never write or 
produce another play — that he was 
I'lO.OOO in debt not so long ago, but 
is now on "Easy Street" and pro- 



Hill's "Father in Wall St." 

"P.rinpinp I'p F.ither in Wall St." 
lias bt (!) selocted o,s th^ title of Gus 
Hill's n(xt season's "Father" show. 

Itieliard Carroll and Nat Lcroy 
wrote the book. - - ,r. 



Stage-managing "Gold Diggers*' 
Arthur Miles, from pi<tures. Is 
now appearing In "The Gold Dig- 
gers" as w«ll as stage managing the 
j>: eductions 



14TH ST. ITALIAN OPERA 

The 141 h Street theatre, whieh 
last housed a dramatic stock com- 
pany. Is now playing a summer sea- 
son of Italian grand oper.i. Elisa 
Donisi heads the company. 

The house is. due to open as a 
Yiddi.^h "art" theatre In the fall. It 
has played everything from bur- 
lesque to dramatic stock, the latter 
policy preceding iho jMosent grand 
, opera splurge. 



The Appellate Division has «f« 
firmed the decision of Judge 
Tierney of the Supreme Court in 
the case of Josephine I'ark Tearl* 
against her divorced hu.sband. Con- 
way Tearle. Judge Tierney allowed 
an increase of alimony from |25 
,to J75 per week. Plaintiff askil 
1500 per week alimony. The court 
held the increase was proper M 
Tearle Is now under contract to 
Lewis J. Selznick at a salary of 
$1,750 per week. 

Frederick E. Goldsmith appeared 
for the defendant-respondent and 
House, Grossman & Vorhaus for 
Mrs. Tearle. Two parapraphs in 
the brief filed by Mr. Teark s coun* 
sel are as follows; r . 

"Plaintiff's marriage to the de- 
fendant lasted altogethrr atiout two 
years; and yet, since her divorce 
In 1912, the defendant, paying her 
alimony at the rate of $2") per week, 
has, up to <he present time, paid 
her almost $14,000— surely a rather 
munificent) sum In consideration for 
so .small a return to the defendant. 

"Considering the fact that the 
plaintiff was apparently only too 
glad to rid herself of the defendant 
when . his earning abilitio;. were 
very limited, it hardly becomes her 
to attempt now to share in the de- 
fendant's i/rosent position wiien she 
herself has done nothinp u^ assist 
him to that positio)i, but on the 
contrary, as the record .hows, has 
done all she could to harass and 
f'mbarrfi'.'V an<T di.<^''''\j;i-it'<^ him* 
Thus we find her .ondinp him to 
jail when he wa.s unahl*- to pay 
her any alimony; furthermore, ehC 
has repeatedly had the defendant 
served with legal papers in public 
place.'*, oven to the e.Ktent of forc- 
ing her way down the aisle of • 
theatre in New York city, where h« 
was a spectator at a i)1ay, ami an- 
nouncing within the h'-tring of th« 
per.sons in the theatre that she wa« 
serving him with alimony p.iperB. 
In lino with the forepoinp are the 
ntwspaper notices whiih could 
have emanated only from the plain- 
tiff, as they wore of su«h a ratur« 
as to be most detrimental to tb* 
defendant in his profession.' 



Robert Walker, for several V^art 

with the John Cort oilier, is ''•'*'^' ^ 

have discovered oil fm land owne<» 

by him in the vicinity of J-^* 

Uopatcong, N. J. , 



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UGHllN? LONGEST B'WAY SURVIVOR; 
''GOLD DIGGERS" OUT, AFTER 90 WEEKS 



ZIEGFELD'S BIG SALE 
TO TICKET AGENCIES 



Entire Lower Floor and 6 Rows 
of Balcony for $200,000 



^rene/' Another Record Maker, Stopping Next 
Week— 29 ^Itraction* Left— Three More Mu- 
sical Shows Coming In. 



"Llghtnin' " will be the sole hold- 
over survivor after next week at 
which time "The Gold Digrgers" 
irlll close at the Lyceum and 
•Irene" will depart from the Van- 
derbilt Both are leaving: with runs 
of two consecutive seasons in back 
of them, with "Gold Digrgers" pull- 
,^g up 90 weeks on Broadway and 
"Irene" but one month leas. . Both 
ar« remarkable runs, the lattei 
hanging up a new record for musi- 
cal shows that may not be equalled 
for another decade. 

That the record for "Lightnln* " 
will ever be surpassed Is doubted. 
The Gaiety attraction Is on the last 
lap of a three-year run, perfoim- 
ances having been consecutive with 
the slight exception of the short 
period when the show was forced 
.closed during the actors' strike of 
two years ago. In August the third 
year will have been completed and 
the management predicts "Llght- 
Ijin"' to continue through the sum- 
mer at better than |12,000 weekly. 



RODNEY'S OWN LOSS 
ttOSES 'lOVE BIRDS" 



FAY NOT PRESENT. 

Company Pr«tont Themeelvos for 
Payment of Salaries. 



Star Guaranteed Cast's Sal 

aries and Dropped 

$3,500 



"Love Birds" starring Pat Itooncy, 
which show Rooney took over on 
his own last week will stop at the 
Apollo Saturday. The takings to 
around $8,300 last week which 
brought a loss to Rooney on his 
guarantee of the company's sal- 
aries. It was said that the company 
share was short Rooney's salary of 
$1,000 weekly and about $700 on the 
balance of the payroll. With busi- 
ness slipping further this week, the 
actual money loss to Rooney will 
probably be $3,500, not counting 
> his salary. 

When Wilner & Romberg failed to 
IMiy salaries two weeks ago the ar- 
rangement to continue on Rooney's 
guarantee was made. Reports are 
that the managers still owe Rooney 
around $10,000 on unpaid salary 
that dates from before the show 
arrived in New York. The agree- 
ment which permitted Rooney to 
continue the show is said to provide 
that the entire production remain 
In the hands of Wilner St Romberg. 
When the latter withdrew from the 
going a straight sharing agreement 
with the house was effected, instead 
of the original terms which amount- 
ed to a virtual guarantee. 



The pace for the last two weeks 
has been around $13,000 and but 
one attraction of the non-musical 
list is beating it — that being 
"L:liom," a spring arrival. 

"Lightnin's" run was undoubtedly 
favored by the prosperous condi- 
tions that followed the cessation of 
the war. Its popularity, however, 
cannot be doubted since a road 
company, out »11 this season, failed 
to dent the steady capacity on 
Broadway. 

The closing of the long run 
smashes, which were expected to 
continue for at least another month, 
is the final sign that the season is 
over. There are 29 attractions in 
the field this week. Withdrawals 
this week and next will send the 
list down to less than a score. 
There are but three important 
musical shows in sight for premiere 
yet this summer. They are Zicg- 
feld's "Follies," which will open at 
the Globe June 21; "The Whirl of 
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FANCHON-SL\RCO GET 
EEITER THAN 60-40 



ROSE DOLLY'S DIVORCE 
ACTION UNDEFENDED 



The members of the Intended 
Frank Fay "Fables" presented 
themselves at the K. of C. hall on 
54th street Monday to secure two 
weeks' salaries due them from re- 
hearsals for the Fay show, which 
were abandoned. No money was 
forthcoming. 

It Is said that the "Fables" people 
then called at the offices of the 
Actors' Equity Association, where 
they were informed Fay owed them 
two weeks' work and, yhen the 
Equity located him, he would be 
asked about it. 

It is said Fay is a member of the 
Equity Council. At the time the 
meeting was called Monday, he was 
reported on his way to Chicago. 

Among the members of the cast 
were Jimmy Duffy, Gretchen East- 
man, Guy Kendall and Mrs. Frank 
Tlnney (Edna Davenport). Kendall 
put on the dances. He is said to 
have a millinery shop and supplied 
the hats for the show that wasn't. 



Called Wednesday Against 
Jean Schwartz in Brook- 
lyn — Sisters in London 



Show Will Move From Globe to 
Sam H. Harris 



The Fanchon and Marco organi- 
zation will move from the Globe at 
the conclusion of its four weeks' 
engagement to the Sam H. Harris 
Theatre, where It will continue its 
New York run indefinitely imder 
more advantageous financial ar- 
rangements. 

The show is playing at the Globe 
on a 60-40 basis, guaranteeing the 
house $5,200 a week for its share, 
whereas the "Harris Theatre agree- 
ment calls for no guarantee and a 
60-40 split up to $6,000 and 65 per 
cent, for all over that. 

The attraction is playing to 
around $11,000 weekly. 



'LAST WALTZ' AND SUMMER 

Season Cooling Receipts — New 
Show on Roof. 



Rosxika Dolly's divorce action 
against Jean Schwartx, composer, 
came up before Justic Faber sitting 
in Special Term. Part II. of the 
Brooklyn Supreme Court, Wednes- 
day. The suit was undefended, but 
the court reserved decision as is 
customary, although a decree in 
favor of the plaintiff usually fol- 
lows within a fortnight. 

The Schwartzes have been mar- 
ried since 1907. There are no chil- 
dren. An unknown woman is named 
and last year is cited as the period 
covering the commitment of the in- 
fidelity. 

Maurice Z. Bun:;ard Is ottorney 
of record for Mrs. Schwartz. 

The Dolly Sistenii are now In 
London. Some time ago the other 
sister, Jennie, commenced a di- 
vorce action against her husband, 
Harry Fox. 



Flo Ziegfcld issued the first eight 
weeks' seats for the new Follies to 
the brokers yesterday (Thursday). 
The allotment, which includes the 
entire lower floor and six rows of 
the balcony, involves au outright 
buy approximately $25,000 perweek« 
or $200,000 for the first pull from 
the ticket racks. Each broker haa 
an optional privilege to renew his 
allotment after the first eight weeks 
for periods of four weeks through* 
out the engagement, which la six* 
teen weeks in all. 

This is said to be the largest deal 
Ziegfeld has ever made for Follies' 
seats, and practically all the 
agencies, large and small. contrib« 
uted to the pool. It Is also the first 
time the brokers are not allowed a 
10 per cent, dump, their arrange^ 
ment being an out and out buy for 
whatever seats they sut>8cribed for 
in the original drawing. 

For the past two "Follies." Flo 
Zlegfeld came out in statements 
against high prices in ticket agen- 
cies and last season a bond guar- 
anteeing not to sell tickets at mors 
than 50 cents than the box oflflco 
price was supposed to have been 
filed with him by ths agencies. 
Tickets, however, were sold at ex- 
cess prices. 

There have been no statements 
from Zlegfeld on the matter this 
season. 



SALARIES UNPAID. 



Delay in Securing Amount from 

Bonding Co. — Bond Reported 

1700 Less. 



BILL SILL'S PLAN. 



Soiling Stock in SilTs-On-the-C und 
—$100 Per Share. 



Bill Siil's-On-the Sound, the sum- 
resort now operated by the former 
press publicity man who lost his leg, 
is to be capitalized at $50,000. with 
shares offered at $100 each. 

The Sill place holds a country 
shore hotel at Willott's, Long Isl- 
and, on throe acres of ground. Wil- 
lett's is about mid -way between 
Bayside and Whltcstone. It is 
easily accc^.'^IblG by motor on many 
ronton from Xovr York. 

Herman L. Roth, the attorney, in 
the Longacre building, roprcsonts 

Mr. Sill. •:' '•;■•'.'.:■ ' , ;• ,:;''/■ ■.' 

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LEAVES FOR AUSTRALIA. 

(lorald Hacon. whose rt<ent i)ro- 
du-tion. "I'rincos.s Virtue." closed 
suddenly a fow weeks ag at the 
Central, left last wook for Australia., 

AltliMUKli the trip is rfpoit^d as 
f>i a busin ss nature, tin- podn ♦•! 
Tnade non*' of his plans kiK-wn prior 
to his (It-pa ft lire. 

Tuosdav- a i»rofe.«s soi vrr ap- 
Poart-d Ml the ollho of C.raia lia- 
con in the Fulton theatre huildiiiK 
with 36 Fjnimonses for salaries due 
members of (he cast of "I'rincess 
Virtue." The Bacon ofllcc has been 
closed since his departure for Aus- 
tralii^:.. 



Salaries due the cast and chorus 
of "The Three Musketeers,'* which 
closed after three nights at the 
Manhattan last month, were still 
unpaid early this week despite the 
bond provided by the backers of the 
venture. The bond, amounting to 
$5,000. was supposed to cover two 
weeks' salary. It has been discov- 
ered since the show closed it was 
$700 short, which will probably lead 
to reduction from each member. 

A meeting was held Saturday. 
Michael Dempsey. manager of the 
Southern Opera Co., verified the 
claims of the players. The bond 
was stated to have been secured 
from the Maryland Casualty Co.. 
but the Guaranty Trust Co.. said 
to be the New York agents, held up 
payment to the players, awaiting 
an o. k. from Judge Dennis Grlllin. 
according to the explanation given 
the company. Several players in 
the cast said an offlcial of the Ac- 
tors' Equity Association, who had 
the bond matter in charge, failed to 
X»^rlf\ the !«aKTry i!«t, v'hi<'h eauscl 
the bond to total less than the 
claims for two weeks. The chorus 
girls alone have $3,000 due thrm, it 
was said. y\ , , • . ,.• 



The Shuberts are reported con- 
sidering a plan of withdrawing 
•The Last Waltz" from the Century 
for the summer if the ar.lval of hot 
weather cuts down the pace ma- 
terially. The plan calls for reopen- 
ing early in the fall but the man- 
agers, believing they have one of 
the most valuable properties yet 
produced by them, are in doubt If 
the interruption of the run would 
not spoil it for Broadway. 

The Straus operetta opened to 
$33,000 weekly. June weather has j 
slowed it, the gross last week being 
around $29,000. The upper part of 
the house has shown some signs of 
weakening and this week's busi- 
ness is not expected to be much 
over $25,000. The Century has one 
of the best cooling systems of any 
of the Broadway theatres and that 
advantage may decide the problem 
and continue "The Last Waltz" 
through the summer. 

Requests by patrons for the Cen- 
tury roof continue to be made. 
Ever since the "Waltz's" sensational 
start there has been a strong call 
for roof tickets. The Promenade 
was to have opened last month with 
"The Whirl of the Town," but all 
work on that piece, which played 
Philadelphia during the spring, was 
stopped until "The Whirl of Broad- 
way" is staged at the Winter Oar- 
den. The latter piece started as 
"The Belle of New York" and is an- 
nounced for next Monday. 

Though not final, the roof show 
will be an 8:30 entertainment, with 
the "whirl" name changed. The 
restaurant feature will be retained, 
the Promenade opening early in the 
evening with dancing before and 
after the performance. 

ANNUAL F RIARS ELECTION 

Regular Ticket Wins— New Mem- 
bers of Bosrd. 



INA CLAIRE'S ACCIDENT. 

Reported 



Car Overturned 
Mother Injured. 



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It was reported that a new Paige 
motor car carrying Ina Claire and 
her mother to Miss Claire's sum- 
mer home at Bayside. L. I., over- 
turned early Wednesday morning 
on Jackson avenue, outside' of Long 
Island City. MLss Claire's mother 
is said to have sustained a fracture 
of two ribs and a broken collar 
bone. Miss Claire was reported un- 
injured. The car was wrecked and 
hauled to a garage. 

Miss Claire's mother was reported 
having been taken to St. John's 
Hospital. Long Island City. It was 
denied she was there. 



ONE-ACTERS AT APOLLO 

"Love Birds" Closing Mskss Room 
for Biilis Shsw. 



SIGNS BESSIE BARRISCALE 

Bessie Barriscale will join the list 
of film stars returning lo the dra- 
matic st.'ipe. She will appt.ir iin«l<! 
the manap;fm(nt of Uichard llcin- 
(l(in in the fall. 

The pl.i> offered will l-.- ' TIm- 
SUIrt." uhlth was pnt on in i^t<»( k 
in OaUl;in(!, C'al., for h*»r l.-.-t scasf.ii 
MIsH Barriscale appearinjr in the 
piece for the engagement. Trior to 
her picture work Miss liairiscale 
I appeared on Broadway as lead in 
a number of p^.ay.<». incUidip-.; "The 
Blue Mouse." 



The annual meeting and election 
of the Friars was held June S in ths 
Monastery, the "regular ticket" be- 
ing elected by a good majority. 
George M. Cohan remains as Abbott. 
The new Dean is Anthony Paul 
Kelly. The new treasurer is Tlalph 
Trier. J. Frank Stevens was re- 
elected secretary. 

New members of the Board of 
Governors are Samuel Alexander, 
Sime Bilverma.n, J. F. Mulier, John 
Pollock. George J. Appleton, Wii- 
liam Collier, ail for two years: Wii- 
llnm Weinberger for one year. 

THEATRES BEING BUILT 

Sam S. and Lee Shubert are" about 
to start work on a new theatre at 
Cherry and Watt streets. Philadel- 
phia, at an approximate cost of 
$r»00,000. on a plot 108 by 114 feet, 
tf» seat 1,800. There will be but one 
balcony. \ 

Harry G. Wiseman, architect. Is 
letting contracts for the construc- 
tion of a picture house to be erected 
by the Delancey Theatre Corp., lo 
be located on a piot 53 by 176 feet 
at ir.8-162 Eldridge street. New 
Yoik, to cost approximately $100.- 
000. It is to be a one-story struc 
ture of lireproof construction. 



NEW FOLLIES" CORP. 

The Latin Quarter Productions, a 
subsidiary of the Bohemians, Inc., 
has been organized by Morris Green. 
A, L. Jonefl and Herbert Levene as a 
separate producing unit to sponsor 
this year's "Greenwich Village Fol- 
lies." The Bohemians. Inc., will 
present the show, but -the bu.siness 
incidentals will be conducted in the 
name of the new corporation. It is 
capitalized at $200,000. 

The new "Follies" will go Into 
rehearsal next month and debut at 
the Greenwich Village theatre in 
August, much earlier thai> usual. 



Billie Shaw, formerly teamed with 
William Seabury in vaudeville, who 
was to have appeared at special 
matinees in Ave one-act : laylets at 
the Apollo, starting Thursday^ wlU 
be the regular attraction at that 
theatre, starting Monday instead, 
the house becoming available on a 
rental basis with the stopping of 
"Love Birds" at the end of ths 
week. 

Miss Shaw's supporting cast will 
be Olive Oliver. Averell Harris. Fay 
Courteney. Lionel Glenlster. Her* 
man Leib and Berkley Huntington. 



GOLDEN'S PLANS 

The balance of John L. Golden's 
string of Ave try-out productions 
will be offered during the month 
and early in July. He has already 
put on "The Wheel" which has a 
gambling scene said to l>e an exact 
replica of Bradley's, Palm Beach. 

The next try-out is a Montagus 
Glass play in which Bobby North 
will return to the stage. This will 
be followed by Winchell Smith's 
"Poor Man's Pudding." while next 
month Austin Strong's ''Heaven** 
and a new play l>y William Giiletts, 
will reach the boards. 



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I MORE UNEXPECTED aOSINGS 
RAISE BOSTOirS FLOP RECORD 



Both Are Operas — Beck's, at Copley, Shuts Up with 
Cast Complaining About Money — Fleck Bros, 
and Italian Song Stu£F Also Come to Grief. 



Boston, June 8. 

The "flop* record of shows in thi« 
city was added to last week by two 
more unexpected closings. 

The season of Gilbert &, Sulli- 
van's operas, which Bdward M. 
Beck started at the Copley, May 
26, came to a sudden ending Fri- 
day, and the house is closed. There 
was no performance at the Globe 
this week of the Fleck Opera Co.. 
which was supposed to run through 
the season, giving Italian operas. 

Beck said he closed' down be- 
cause of insufflcient patronage and 
the illness of one of the leading 
singers. "Uuddigore" had been 
played by the company since it 
started the season. Money that 
had been paid In advance was re- 
funded to the purchasers of tick- 
ets, a work that did not take long. 

Members of the company said 
their contracts called for "10 weeks, 
more or less." with a provision for 
two weeks' notice in case of a clos- 
ing before the expiration of 10 
week.s and they did not know the 
company was going to break up 
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BIG FROHMAN PLANS. 

Forecast by Gilbert Miller's Selec- 
tion for Haymsn Poet. 



STOTHARTS SEPARATiMQ 

•uH Follows Alionatlon Charge 
Against Francos White. 



IDEN PAYNE TO PRODUCE 

Connected With Carnegie Has Re- 
ported Pittsburgh Backing. 



B. Iden Payne, well known as a 
mtage director, is to become a pro- 
ducer on his own in the fall. He 
is said to have received backing 
from several Pittsburgh men. Mr. 
l»ayne is of the faculty of the Car- 
negie Institute in that city. 

His first production oftering will 
be "Pennie Gay," which was written 
by himself and Thomas Woods 
Stevens, also of Carnegie. The 
piece was put on with a semi-pro- 
fessional company last winter. Mr. 
Stevens is a deep student of dra- 
matic lore and is an authority on 
pagca)its. 



Gilbert Miller has been chosen to 
succeed the late Alf Hayman as the 
executive secretary of the Charles 
Frohman office, it was formally an- 
nounced this wecK. The appoint- 
ment is said to have been made by 
Adolf Zukor. Famous Players' in- 
terests control the Frohman office. 

Mr. Miller made a name for him- 
self in Kngland, having success- 
fully produced several winning at- 
tractions. Bad conditions abroad 
are supposed to have led to his Ac- 
ceptance of the Frohman post, while 
his knowledge of European theatri- 
cals made him attractive to the 
Ftohman control. Mr. Miller will 
sail for Europe this week to settle 
up his afTalrs there, although it was 
announced he would retain interests 
abroad. 

Though less